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Full text of "Town of Wilmington Annual Report"

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2007 




Table of Conteots 



Title Page 



Mission Statement 1 

Board of Selectmen 2 

Town Manager 4 

Administration & Finance Town Clerk 8 

Board of Registrars 9 

Town Counsel 10 

Board of Assessors 13 

Town Treasurer/CoUector 14 

Town Accountant 15 

Public Safety Fire Department 36 

Police Department 39 

Animal Control Officer 42 

Facilities & Infrastructure Public Buildings Department 43 

Permanent Building Committee 43 

Department of Public Works 44 

Water and Sewer Department 47 

Human Services & Consumer Affairs Library 50 

Wilmington Arts Council 55 

Carter Lectvire Fund Committee 56 

Historical Commission 57 

Recreation Department 61 

Elderly Services Department 65 

Housing Authority 71 

Disabilities, Commission on 72 

Veterans' Services 72 

Board of Health 73 

Cable T. V. Advisory Task Force 75 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 76 

Education Wilmington Pubhc Schools 77 

Shawsheen Valley Reg. Voc. Tech. H. S 99 

Community Development Planning/Conservation Department 114 

Housing Partnership 118 

MetropoUtan Area Planning CouncU 119 

Middlesex Canal Commission 123 

Inspector of Buildings 125 

Board of Appeals 126 

Town Meetings & Elections Constable 133 

, Annual Town Election - April 28, 2007 133 

Annual Town Meeting - May 5, 2007 135 

Directory of Officials 172 

Boards, Committees & Commissions 173 

Officers and Department Heads 176 

Municipal Services Guide 177 

Meeting Dates and Times 181 

Accepted Streets 182 

Telephone Directory by Department 



The "Mission Statement for the Town of Wilmington" is as follows: 



"The Town of Wilmington, as a municipal corporation, exists in order to 
deliver a wide range of municipal services to those who live, work or own 
property within the borders of Wilmington; and in order to make this 
community a good place to live, to work, and to raise and educate a family, 
those services must be responsive to the needs of the people. They must be 
effective and efficient. Principles of honesty, fairness, dependabihty and 
compassion must govern the actions of the officials and the employees of the 
Town. Those who work for the Town as employees or as members of boards, 
committees and commissions are recognized as its most important resource 
and the key to its success in serving the people of Wilmington." 







Office of the 
Board of Selectmen 
(978)658-3311 



Town of Wilmington 

121 Glen Road 
Wilmington, MA 01887-3597 



FAX (978) 658-3334 
TTY (978)694-1417 



Dear Fellow Resident: 

During the year 2007, with the cooperation and support of the town administration, fellow boards 
and committees and a myriad of volunteer organizations, the Board of Selectmen accomplished a 
number of goals relative to affordable housing, environmental protection, budgetary changes, 
recreational services, public works and public buildings. 

With respect to affordable housing, the Board of Selectmen joined the Housing Partnership, the 
Conservation Commission, the town administration and the Board of Appeals in supporting and 
permitting the development of a sixteen unit affordable housing project known as "Canal Village." 
The project is located along Lake Street and otherwise is bounded by the Middlesex Canal, a railroad 
track and open space. Upon its completion, the development will provide a cul-de-sac residential 
neighborhood that will include four "affordable" units, along with twelve "market rate" units that 
will be sold at prices significantly lower than most new homes in Wilmington. An administrative 
appeal currently is pending, but based upon the advice of counsel, the Town expects the developer to 
break ground in 2008. 

In 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency hosted its first public informational meeting relative 
to its ongoing environmental assessment and remediation plan for the Olin superfund site identified 
as 51 Eames Street. The Board of Selectmen looks forward to continued cooperation and 
participation from the United States EPA, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
Protection, the Board of Health, the town administration, the town's environmental consultants, 
town counsel, non-profit organizations and the general public to thoroughly address the challenges 
that he ahead. 

For the first time in several years, the Board of Selectmen successfully negotiated a fixed fee 
agreement for services with the office of Town Counsel. The purpose of this arrangement has been to 
maximize the town's abihty to budget for legal expenses, prevent Utigation by facilitating the town's 
access to preventative legal advice and to avoid fee and expense related disagreements. 

Thanks to Wilmington tax payers, the Department of Public Works and several volunteer 
organizations, 2007 marked another busy and successful year for the town's recreational services. 
The Sons of Italy donated $60,000 for the construction of a new playground at the Woburn Street 
School. The town also has reconstructed a ball field at the Boutwell School to accommodate T-ball 
and other activities. Residents and business owners forged a public-private partnership by raising in 
excess of $20,000 in order to subsidize the first step in assessing the viability of a new in-fill artificial 
turf field for Wilmington's young athletes. The Board of Selectmen will continue to explore these 
and other improvements to accommodate the dramatic increase in the number of organizations and 
young athletes who compete on Wilmington's athletic fields. 

By the end of October 2007, the Town's construction of a $4.1 million water main connection to the 
MWRA system was substantially completed both on time and on budget. This project was paid in 
full by the Olin Corporation, in accordance with an agreement negotiated by the town in 2003. The 
Board of Selectmen wishes to extend a special "thank you" to Woburn Mayor Thomas McLaughlin 
and to the Woburn City Council, without whose support and cooperation this project would not have 
come to fruition in such a timely and efficient manner. 



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During the past year, the town also completed the installation of 5,800 linear feet of new water main 
on Woburn Street. This project represents the town's ongoing commitment to dehver quaUty 
drinking water to its residents while providing the infrastructure necessary to assure top notch fire 
protection services. 

The year 2007 will long be remembered as an exciting year for the Wilmington Memorial Library. 
With the assistance of state grant money, hbrary staff, public buildings personnel, private sector 
contributors such as Idearc Media and non-profit organizations like the Friends of the Library, a 
complete makeover of the children's room was completed, along with the introduction of a new Teen 
Zone Area. The library also enjoys new and improved parking facilities, thanks to the Department of 
PubUc Works, and the "Bookstore Next Door" is open to the public. This book store is staffed by 
volunteers with assistance from the Wilmington Memorial Library, and is located adjacent to the 
pubhc library, at property recently purchased by the town following negotiations by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Each year, the Town of Wilmington is honored by the service of its volunteers and, in this regard, 
2007 was no different. Indeed, Wilmington is a special place to live and work, and mostly, this is 
true because of the unique dedication of its pubhc employees and its appointed boards and 
committees, as well as the tireless efforts and sacrifice of hundreds of volunteers. 

On behalf of the Board of Selectmen, I would like specifically to acknowledge the work and 
dedication of Wilmington's most precious volunteers — the men and women of our armed services. 
Tragically, Wilmington lost one of its own sons on March 17, 2007, when PFC John F. Landry, Jr. 
was kUled in action in Baghdad, Iraq. 

As Calvin Coolidge once said, "No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the 
reward for what he gave." We are most proud of Private Landry for what he gave. We also are 
proud of the manner in which the entire Wilmington community has honored him, under the 
leadership of Wilmington Veterans' Agent Lou Cimagha, with the support and cooperation of the 
Wilmington Pohce, Fire and Pubhc Works Departments, and most notably the residents of 
Wilmington. 

Your magnificent outpouring of support to honor Private Landry and his family has served, and will 
continue to serve, as recognition for his extraordinary sacrifice. 




Board of Selectmen, from left, Michael V. McCoy, Louis Cimaglia, 
Chairman Michael J. Newhouse, Charles R. Fiore, Raymond N. Lepore 




Town of Wilmington 

1 2 1 GLEN ROAD 
WILMINGTON, MA 1 887 



OFFICE OF THE FAX (978) 658-3334 

TOWN MANAGER TTY (978) 694- 1417 

(978) 658-331 1 



To The Honorable Board of Selectmen and Residents of Wilmington: 

Cities and Towns continue to face enormous challenges in their efforts to grapple with harsh 
economic realities. Meeting a myriad of competing needs with limited resources is not limited to 
municipahties. It is a challenge confronted by most every household striving to make ends meet. 
Despite the constraints of tight budgets and diminished resources, much was accomplished in 2007. 
The principal reason is attributed to the capacity of Wilmington residents to respond to the needs of 
their community. They did this time and again through their support of town projects and 
initiatives, their community involvement and generosity and their sense of civic pride. Local 
government is truly grateful to the residents, businesses and employees whose partnership continues 
to move the town forward. 

1 began my 2003 Annual Report by addressing the "harsh reality of war" that confronted our nation. 
Since that time, thousands of American families have suffered the never-ending pain of a loved one's 
ultimate sacrifice. That excruciating sense of loss became personal for a Wilmington family in 
March of 2007 and, by extension, saddened a proud but grieving community. Flags throughout town 
were lowered to honor the memory, courage and heroic service of Army Private First Class John F. 
Landry, Jr. who was killed in action on March 17, 2007 while serving his country in Iraq. Mihtary, 
state and local dignitaries joined family, friends and countless residents to honor the sacrifice that 
John made on our behalf and on behalf of freedom throughout the world. John was buried with full 
mihtary honors at Wildwood Cemetery. 

I read once that, "failure is the path of least persistence." For many years we were insistent in our 
determination to build a financial reserve adequate enough to meet declining revenues. At the same 
time, we were persistent in our pursuit to convince the Governor and lawmakers to address the 
fundamental inequities in the method by which local aid is allocated to communities. The 
combination of prudent fiscal planning coupled with corrective action to address disparities in local 
aid distribution has enabled Wilmington to avoid costly overrides, painful layoffs and disruptive cuts 
in services and programs. As we conclude calendar year 2007, town officials are crafting a spending 
plan for the next fiscal year. The budget wiU further the town's financial strategy to curtail its 
reUance on operating reserves and one-time funding sources, and at the same time rebuild a 
substantial fiscal reserve. 

From a financial perspective, rebuilding the reserve is critical to the town's fiscal outlook. Rating 
agencies frown upon a multi-year trend of spending down the surplus. Standard & Poor's, while 
acknowledging the town's intentional use of reserves to maintain services and to meet annual capital 
needs, lowered its rating on Wilmington's general obligation bonds to AA- from AA. Given the town's 
purposeful reliance on free cash, the rating adjustment was not surprising. Wilmington's credit 
profile is still strong and considered stable reflecting Standard & Poor's expectation that 
"...management will follow its stated intention to reverse the recent trend of general fund deficits 
and will keep the general fund balance at a level at least equal to its 5% goal." That is exactly what 
the new spending plan proposes to accomplish. In fact, it is our expectation that by fiscal year 2010 
the town's general fund balance will likely exceed 6% of the operating budget. Wilmington's positive 
credit rating, stable financial outlook and unusually low debt burden, positions the town to meet its 
rapidly approaching obligation to improve upon school and municipal facilities. 



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The town was recognized for its many achievements in 2007. At year's end the Massachusetts 
Municipal Association notified the town of its selection as 1^' Place recipient in the statewide Annual 
Town Report Contest. For Wilmington, it is its third first place award in the past four years. The 
Department of Environmental Protection selected the Town of Wilmington's Water Department for 
its 2007 Commissioner's Conservation Award. The award recognizes the success that Wilmington 
has achieved in conserving water throughout the water supply system. The Wilmington Police 
Canine Team consisting of Officer Eric Palmer and canine Kimo, received three first place honors in 
the 2007 New England Patrol Dog competition. The Massachusetts Library Association selected the 
Wilmington Memorial Library as a first place recipient in the 2007 Public Relations Awards Website 
category. Susan MacDonald, Children's Librarian, received the 'Celebrate Literacy Award' from the 
North Shore Library Council. These awards recognize the hard work and professionalism indicative 
of the many dedicated town employees working on our behalf. 

Town Meeting voters supported the funding of a variety of important capital expenditures including 
replacement vehicles for the town's fleet. Five replacement cruisers were purchased for the Police 
Department and a new state-of-the-art first response ambulance was added to the Fire Department's 
inventory of emergency vehicles. The town purchased several vehicles for the Department of Public 
Works including a one-ton dump truck, a heavy-duty field mower and a front-end loader with a snow 
blower attachment. 

Perhaps the single most important achievement of the town in 2007 was the establishment of the 
full-day kindergarten program. Much credit extends to the newly appointed Superintendent of 
Schools, Joanne Benton, who promoted the concept and spearheaded its implementation. Unlike 
most communities who offer no full-day kindergarten or charge "tuition" when doing so, Wilmington 
provides a "free" full-day educational experience for its youngest learners. 

There were many improvements made to school, municipal and recreational facilities in 2007. 
Among the improvements were: 



The replacement of 1325 square feet of roof over the high school auditorium. 

The installation of a new, energy-efficient boiler at the high school. 

Interior and exterior renovations to the historic South School which houses the 
Wilmington Food Pantry. 

* The replacement of the roof at the Buzzell Senior Center. 

* The reconstruction and expansion of the library parking lot. 

* The installation of new fencing at Silver Lake. 

* The reconstruction of the Boutwell School fields to be used for t-ball and other 
recreational programs. 

* Upgrades to the Butters Row and Sargent Water Treatment Plants. 

The town undertook a number of significant infrastructure improvement projects in 2007. Following 
completion of the installation of 5800 linear feet of water main on Woburn Street, the Public Works 
Department began the reconstruction of Woburn Street between Lowell Street and the Woburn city 
line. The project includes much needed drainage improvements, new sidewalks and a new roadway 
surface. In 2007 the Public Works Department oversaw 5.5 miles of road resurfacing. 
Improvements are being made to the Lowell Street/West Street Intersection as part of the traffic 
mitigation required of the developers of an apartment project in Woburn. Unfortunately, 
construction still continues on the state's Route 129 improvement project which began in 2005 and 
has a revised completion date of June 30, 2008. 

Approval was received from the Department of Environmental Protection to produce one million 
gallons of water per day from the refurbished Salem Street pumping station. The town also 
conducted a study of the Brown's Crossing well field to determine the best method to recover lost 
production from this well. At year's end, the MWRA pipeline project was essentially complete. This 
pipeline will serve the Town as a dedicated connection to the MWRA water system. 




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Among the other more noteworthy accomphshments in 2007 were: 

* The continuation of the Wildwood Cemetery expansion program which will enable 
the town to make available 170 new cemetery lots to include 450 graves. 

* The installation of the first municipal rain water harvesting system, located at the 
Boutwell School, which will serve as a model for rainwater recycling. 

* The completion of funding for the final phase of the preparation of the town-wide 
drainage master plan. 

* The replacement of the computer aided dispatch system in the Police Department. 

The public library had much to celebrate. April marked the grand opening of the Book Store Next 
Door, a unique bookstore staffed by volunteers who sell books and materials contributed by the 
public or no longer needed by the bbrary. All proceeds benefit the library. The redesigned first floor 
of the library was showcased in May at the 10'^'' Anniversary Celebration of the Friends of the 
Library. In December, the hbrary celebrated the makeover of the Children's Room and Teen Zone 
with day-long events geared for young patrons. The Children's Room "makeover" was supported by a 
$20,000 grant from Idearc Media and the work of scores of talented volunteers from that company. 
The Teen Zone improvements were the result of a $20,000 grant from the Massachusetts Board of 
Librar\' Commissioners. 

There was a concentration on establishing health and wellness initiatives in 2007. The Board of 
Health collaborated with the Elderly Services Department by establishing a Diabetes Awareness 
Program. The town established a Medical Reserve Corp to serve as a public health emergency 
response team. The Health Department received a $7,000 emergency planning grant and an 
additional $12,500 grant to support the work of the newly established Healthy Wilmington CoaUtion. 
The Elderly Services Department received a $15,000 Lahey CUnic Community benefits grant to 
support elderly health education and nutritional and fitness programs. 

The Registry of Motor Vehicles opened their newest branch office in Wilmington. The state-of-the- 
art facility replaces the branch office previously located in Reading. Selectman issued a second cable 
Ucense. Wilmington consumers now benefit from a competitive market when determining their 
choice of cable providers. Selectmen accepted a $60,000 gift from the Wilmington Sons of Italy for 
the construction of a new playground on the grounds of the Woburn Street School. Wilmington's 
successful Community Development Block Grant housing rehabilitation program was not re-funded 
however additional dollars have been obtained to continue the town's first-time homebuyer 
assistance program. Efforts will be made in the future to reestablish the housing rehabilitation 
program which for more than 15 years provided approximately $4 million in assistance to hundreds 
of Wilmington homeowners. 

The vitality of the business community is best exemplified by the commercial redevelopment on 
Route 38. In 2007 Walgreen's Pharmacy opened on the heels of the newly rebuilt Hess Gas Station 
and Cumberland Farms. The CarMart building was demolished making way for a new 
retail/restaurant center to be known as Wilmington Crossings. Site plan approval was given to the 
owners of the Market Basket Plaza who will soon begin redevelopment on the entire site. A more 
modern retail plaza wUl result providing for expanded facilities to include a stand-alone CVS and a 
stand-alone bank. Further south on Main Street a former machine shop has been demolished and 
the remaining building at 315 Main Street is receiving a facelift in order to be redeveloped for retail 
space. 

The operation of town government depends upon residents who are willing to donate their time, 
energy and expertise to serve on vitally important citizen committees. We are grateful to all who 
serve and especially want to thank those who concluded that service in 2007. The town gratefully 
acknowledges the past service of Finance Committee member William Cole, Conservation 
Commissioner Richard Patterson, Housing Partnership member Marilyn Cox and Martha 
Stevenson, an Associate Member of the Board of Appeals. The town also acknowledges the past 
service of former School Superintendent William McAlduff who served as Chairman of the Town of 
Wilmington Scholarship Fund Committee. We are especially grateful to Joseph Filipowicz who was 
a long-time member and former chairman of the Elderly Services Commission and to Barbara Buck 

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for her many years of service as a member and chairperson of the Board of Registrars. The year 
2007 also marked the passing of Larry Noel whose service on the Recreation Commission spanned a 
remarkable 35 years. Larry's influence on Wilmington's recreation programs will endure for 
decades. 

Four municipal employees opted for "alumni" status in 2007. Fire Fighter David Currier retired 
after 27 years "on the job". David Noel worked for the PubUc Buildings Department for more than 
28 years, retiring as the Pubhc Buildings Foreman. Alma D'Antonio spent 18 years in Town Hall, 
most of which were in the Town Manager's office. She was a reUable member of the staff whose 
professionahsm, competence and demeanor endeared her to colleagues and to the residents and 
businesses she so ably served. Ann FitzGerald, Wilmington's Pubhc Health Nurse since 1988, also 
retired. Ann wiU be especially missed by the countless residents, young and old, that were the 
beneficiary of her caring, kindness and skill. The town welcomed Judy Baggs, RN, the former long 
time Pubhc Health Nurse in Burlington as Ann's replacement. Additionally, two new positions were 
filled in 2007. At year's end Charlotte Wood, the Ubrary's Head of Technical Services, was promoted 
to the newly estabUshed Assistant Library Director position, and Wilmington's part-time Veterans' 
Agent, Louis Cimaglia, was named as the town's first full-time Director of Veterans' Services. 

From 1972-1975 I served on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen with George Boylen a hfelong 
resident who passed away in December. George was an effective leader whose passion for common 
sense government will be missed. A month earlier I was privileged to give the eulogy at funeral 
services for SterUng Morris, Wilmington's Town Manager from 1966-1981. SterUng had an 
enormous influence on Wilmington. He definitely accomphshed his own stated goal which was "to 
provide professionahsm and stabihty in the management of municipal affairs." He was a mentor and 
friend to many and will be sorely missed. 

My report is only a snapshot of what took place in 2007. Residents are encouraged to read the Town 
of Wilmington's 2007 Annual Report. The report is a compilation of detailed summaries of programs 
and activities undertaken by municipal and school departments and committees. The report is 
intended to provide citizens with a better understanding of Wilmington's government and the 
services available to its residents. 

I remain committed to serving the residents of Wilmington and grateful for the opportunity to 
continue to do so. 



Respectfully submitted, 




Town Manager Michael A. Caira 
is the opening act at the new puppet theater. 



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ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE 



Town Clerk 

The Town Clerk serves as Public Information Officer, Chief Election Officer and Local Registrar of 
Vital Records and Statistics. The Clerk is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the 
appropriate process, with notification and procedure, is adhered to in the making of legislative policy 
and of managing pubUc access to this information. This office is often the first door of government 
accessed by individuals seeking information and the resolution of problems. It is with a sense of 
pride and accomphshment that we submit this annual report with the hope that we have served our 
citizens well. 

The following information and vital statistics were recorded during 2007: 



Births 230 

Marriage Intentions 79 

Marriages 76 

Deaths 224 

Deaths - Out of State 10 

Burial Permits 145 

Veterans Buried in Wildwood Cemetery 37 



Flammable Permits and Registrations: 

Flammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town Clerk's office. Notice is 
sent to the owner or occupant of land where the storage is located on or about April 1st for renewal 
by April 30th of each year. Failure to register on time, or to comply with the Board's regulations, 
may result in revocation of the permit after a public hearing. Fifty-three permits were issued during 
the year. 



Permits & Recordings: 

Uniform Commercial Code Terminations 

Business Certificates and Withdrawals 199 

Federal Lien Recordings 

Federal Lien Releases 

Fish and Wildlife Licenses 311 

Pole & Conduit Locations 7 

Dog Licenses 1,704 

Raffle and Bazaar Permits 13 



The Town Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Board of Registrars. In this capacity she has met with 
the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly meeting night, kept the minutes up to date and 
supervised all elections and the annual town census by mail. The Town Clerk's office also maintains 
current voting Usts and registers voters during regular office hours. She also meets with the Board 
for special evening sessions to register voters and to certify nomination papers for candidates. 

Town Meetings & Elections 2007: 

Annual Town Election April 28 

Annual Town Meeting May 5 



Board of Registrars 

In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the town By-laws, meetings of the Board of 
Registrars were held on the second Monday of each month for the registration of voters and 
to conduct business. Under Chapter 616 of the Acts of 1958, these meetings were open to 
the pubUc and press, and were so posted in the Town Hall. The Board also met many times 
for certification of signatures on nomination papers and assisted at all elections and town 
meetings. 

The Board held registration sessions as mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 51, Sections 26, 28, 31 and 32 and supervised the conduct of elections, mandated 
by Chapter 54, Section 64 and Chapter 53, Sections 43 and 63, all in accordance with the 
Town Charter and By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. 

The calendar year 2007 had a total of 15,074 registered voters from our listed 22,616 
inhabitants. 

The Board of Registrars wants to thank the 9,374 households that returned their town 
census forms in 2007. 




Wilmington Pop Warner "D" Team Cheerleaders and Coaches were recognized by the 
Board of Selectmen for their Achievement in earning the title 2007 National Champions. 



Town Counsel 



1. Advice & Legal Documents . Advisory opinions were rendered to various town officials and 
boards relating to a wide variety of issues and subjects. Frequent and ongoing attention was 
given to reviewing and/or drafting By-laws, easements, public document requests, 
compliance with the State Ethics Act and Open Meeting Law, various town rules and 
regulations, warrants for Town Meetings and other legal documents. 

2. Contracting & Procurement . During the period of our involvement with the town, we 
reviewed contracts, agreements, procurement documents, DAG grant applications and 
homeowner betterment agreements. 

3. Projects . We assisted the town in connection with the Olin property contamination issue, 
Maple Meadow Landfill, New England Transrail, the MWRA water pipeline connection 
including the Intermunicipal Agreement between Wilmington and Woburn and the Grant 
Agreement between Olin and the Town of Wilmington to pay for such connection, water 
resource allocation plans, affordable housing initiatives, road acceptance issues, various real 
estate projects, betterment agreements, easement issues and various 40B Comprehensive 
Permit issues such as the Crystal Commons, Canal Village, Whispering Pines and Regency 
Place 40B projects. 

4. Labor . Our labor specialists provided advice to the town on various personnel issues and 
collective bargaining disputes. 

5. Administrative Agencv Proceedings . We assisted the town in various proceedings before 
various administrative agencies including the Office of the Attorney General, Appellate Tax 
Board, State Labor Relations Commission, Massachusetts Commission Against 
Discrimination and Department of Environmental Protection. 

6. Miscellaneous . We provided advice to the Board of Selectmen, the Town Manager, Water 
and Sewer Commission and various other pubUc officials regarding a variety of matters. 
These issues included state sanitary code, tobacco, smoking, transfat, piggeries, alcohol and 
common victualer issues, permitting and licensing issues, conflicts of interest, open meeting 
law and procedure, land use and zoning, procurement and competitive bid procedures and 
the enforcement of laws and regulations. 

7. Litigation. Adversary Proceedings & Claims. 

As of December 31, 2007, there were a total of 52 lawsuits, adversary proceedings and claims 
pending of which we have been informed: 

4 lawsuits involving the Board of Appeals: 

• Charles Sullivan v. Bruce MacDonald. et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 179451. 

• Max Johnson v. Bruce MacDonald. et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 179448. 

• Wilmington Planning Board v. Wilmington Board of Appeals and Mark Nelson, 
individually . Land Court Docket No. 267499. 

• Robert Gilardi v. Board of Appeals and Dennis Delucia as Trustee of Delucia Family 
Trust . Land Court 07 MISC 351312. 

4 lawsuits involving the Planning Board 

• Presidential Development Corporation, et al v. Wilmington Planning Board . Land Court, 
Misc. No. 192780. 

• Robert Troy v. Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington . Land Court, Misc. No. 
274810. 

• Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al . Land Court, Misc. Case No. 284416. 

• Nelson v. Sorrentino . Middlesex Superior Court Docket No. 06-4347 



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2 Proceedings involving the Board of Selectmen 

• New England Transrail, LLC Petition for Exemption - Surface Transportation Board 
Docket No. 34797 

• Spinazola 1994 Revocable Trust v. Town of Wilmington and J. Does. 1-15 . Civil Action 
No. 06-10406-RGS (U.S. District Court) 

1 lawsuit involving the Police Department 

• Carter v. Wilmington . (Police Department) Massachusetts Commission Against 
Discrimination, No. 06BPD01306. 

3 Proceedings involving the Water and Sewer Commission 

• Wilmington v. Department of Environmental Protection . DEP Document No. 2003-074 

• In re MTBE Liabilitv Litigation . U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 
MDL-1358. 

• Mercury Refining Superfund Settlement . 

2 Bankruptcies involving the Tax Collector 

• In re Kane Bankruptcy . U. S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Case No. 07- 
15242. 

• In re Brown Bankruptcy . U. S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Case No. 
07-175000. 

2 lawsuits involving the Town Manager 

• AFSCME Council 93 v. Town of Wilmington . AAA # 11 390 02093 07. 

• Dunderdale v. Town of Wilmington et al. . Essex Superior Court, C. A. 07-720. 
2 DEP administrative proceedings involving the Conservation Commission 

• In the Matter of Edward T. McLaughhn. Trustee. ETM Realty Trust . DEP File No. 344- 
635, DALA Docket No. DEP-05-1224. 

• In the matter of Rich Stuart . DEP File No. 344-1070. 
1 Lawsuit involving the Board of Assessors 

• I. Fred DiCenso Trust v. The Board of Assessors of the Town of Wilmington . Appellate 
Tax Board Docket Nos. F276917-04-PRO, et al. 

1 Lawsmt involving the Department of Public Works 

• Johnson v. Moaklev et al and Town of Wilmington . Middlesex Sup Ct, C.A. 07-02271-B. 
37 Claims which are not yet lawsuits 

• Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection v. Town of Wilmington (Maple 
Meadow Landfill). 

• Town of Wilmington v. Olin Chemical Corporation. 

• Welch V. Wilmington (Public Schools) . 

• Devhn v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• PengHsun Hsieh v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• DiAngelis v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Cuscuna v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Gaffnev v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Brabant v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Coleman v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Carbone-Beardslev v. Wilmington (Public School) . 

• Saia V. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Columbus v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• All America Financial v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Pardi v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Bazih V. Wilmington (DPW) . 





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• MacPherson v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Shine & Slater v. Wilmington (Town Manager) . 

• Witmore v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Liberty Mutual as subrogee for Tentmakers Moving LLC v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Kiesinger v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Galante v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• GiUis V. WUmington (DPW) . 

• Eleanor Estates. LLC v. Town of Wilmington (Board of Selectmen) . 

• New England Police Benevolent Association Grievance. Local 1 Re: Police Officer Fiore 
Injury Leave (Police) . 

• Mark Nelson v. Town of Wilmington (Planning Board) . 

• Duffy V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Emrich v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• David Boutiette v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Ariana Haas v. Town of Wilmington (School) . 

• O'Neil V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Hermann v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Lemos v. Town of Wilmington (School) . 

• Pupa V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Martiniello v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Plummer v. Town of Wilmington (Conservation Commission) . 

• Gore V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

Each of the above efforts required the participation of numerous town officials and private citizen 
volunteers - all working together towards a better Wilmington. 

Thanks to the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager and all other town officials and citizens for their 
cooperation and assistance towards another successful year. 




Members of the Sons of Italy present Chairman Newhouse with a check in the 
amount of $60,(XX) for the construction of a new playground at the Woburn Street School. 



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Board of Assessors 



RECAPITULATION - 2008 FISCAL YEAR 



Total Appropriation 

Special Education 

County Retirement Assessment 

Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 

Air Pollution Districts 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Mosquito Control Project 

Amount Certified by Collector & 
Treasurer for Tax Title 

Overlay of Cvirrent Year 

Cherry Sheet Offsets 

M.W.R.A 

Final Court Judgments 
RMV Surcharge 
Miscellaneous 

Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 

2007 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 

Penalties and Interest on Taxes 

Payments in Lieu of Taxes 

Charges for Services - Sewer 

Other Charges for Services 

Fees 

Rentals85,000.00 

Departmental Revenue - Library 

Departmental Revenue - Cemetery 

Other Department Revenue 

Licenses and Permits 

Special Assessments 

Fines and Forfeits 

Investment Income 

Voted from Available Funds 

Free Cash 

Miscellaneous 



$66,733,909.00 



0.00 

3,200,477.00 
432,304.00 
6,394.00 
6,217.00 
45,944.00 

0.00 
686,695.85 
46,526.00 
0.00 
0.00 
16,060.00 
81.070.00 



$12,464,322.00 
2,777,102.00 
270,000.00 
610,000.00 
2,000,000.00 
250,000.00 
50,000.00 

15,000.00 
60,000.00 
350,000.00 
600,000.00 
1,000.00 
150,000.00 
500,000.00 
847,650.00 
575,000.00 
0.00 



4.521.687.85 
$71,255,596.85 



$21.605.074.00 



Real Estate 



Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Property 



$ 2,909,751,135.00 @ 10.16 p/t 

$ 134,597,365.00 @ 22.96 p/t 

$ 679,853,200.00 @ 22.96 p/t 

$ 60,438,430.00 @ 22.96 p/t 



$29,563,071.53 
3,090,355.50 
15,609,429.47 
1.387.666.35 

$49,650,522.85 



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Treasurer/ Collector 

Commitments 



2008 Preliminary Real Estate 


$23,647,856 


30 


2007 Real Estate 


46,252,457 


94 


2008 Preliminary Personal Property 


541,129 


54 


2007 Personal Property 


1,193,812 


40 


2007 Excise 


3,198,880 


42 


2006 Excise 


157,134 


50 


2005 Excise 


15,272 


71 


Ambulance 


876,282 


61 


Apportioned Street Betterments 


697 


13 


Interest 


104 


56 


Apportioned Sewer Betterments 


52,429 


54 


Interest 


31,604 


60 


Sewer Liens 


39,160 


64 


Water Liens 


138,193 


22 


Electric Liens 


31,332 


50 


Apportioned Title 5 Betterments 


15,447 


45 


Interest 


4.397 


85 


Total 


$76,196,193 


91 


Collections 






Real Estate 


$47,098,540 


02 


Personal Property 


1,112,158 


45 


Excise 


3,291,460 


78 


Street Betterments 


501 


57 


Sewer Betterments 


78,401 


33 


Title V Betterments 


14,128 


14 


Water Liens 


127,625 


97 


Sewer Liens 


35,817 


60 


Electric Liens 


24,361 


06 


Excise Interest and Charges 


98,630 


46 


Ambulance 


521,502 


68 


Lien Certificates 


24,252 


00 


Betterment Certificates 


88 


00 


Miscellaneous 


2,942 


17 


Water Collections 


3,743,878 


67 


Sewer Collections 


1,951,896 


68 


Real Estate Interest & Charges 


123,596 


92 


Personal Property Interest & Charges 


4,477 


18 


Tax Titles 


137,469 


85 


Tax Title Interest 


17.847 


90 


Total 


$58,409,577 


43 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

AND REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



Members of the Board of Selectmen 

and Town Manager 
Town Hall 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 

The Annual General Purpose Financial Statements of the Town of Wilmington for the fiscal 
year ended June 30, 2007 are hereby submitted. This report was prepared by the Office of the Town 
Accountant. ResponsibiUty for accuracy of the data and the completeness and fairness of the 
presentation, including all disclosures, rests with the town. 

To the best of our knowledge and behef, the enclosed data are accurate in aU material 
respects and are reported in a manner designed to present fairly the financial position and results of 
operations of the various funds and account groups of the government. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Michael Morris 
Town Accountant 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



Table of Contents 



PAGE 



Combined Balance Sheet- AH Fund Types and Account Groups 17 

Notes to Financial Statements 18 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balances - All Governmental Fund 

Types and Expendable Trust Funds 22 

Schedule of Combined Balance Sheet - Special Revenue Accounts 23 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 

and Changes in Fund Balance - Special Revenue Accounts 24 

Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Compared with 

Authorization by Function and Activity - General Fund 25 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures - Water Department Fund 31 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures - Capital Projects Fund 32 

Schedule of Debt Retirement 33 

Schedule of Trust Funds 34 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - ALL FUND GROUPS 
ALL FUND TYPES AND ACCOUNT GROUPS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



Assets 



General 



Total 

Special Capital Trusts Long-Term (Memorandum 
Revenue Projects Agency Debt Only) 



Cash 

Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



6,908,961.87 6,899,311.76 184,707.98 2,149,107.71 

889,182.53 
(767,962.52) 
428,603.13 
586,049.50 
329,340.05 
514,279.77 
588,592.90 

54,391.96 193,094.47 
386,091.95 



16,142,089.32 

889,182.53 
(767,962.52) 
428,603.13 
586,049.50 
329,340.05 
514,279.77 
588,592.90 
247,486.43 
386,091.95 

14,442,703.96 14,442,703.96 



Total Assets 



9,531,439.19 7,478,498.18 184,707.98 2,149,107.71 14,442,703.96 33,786,457.02 



Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 

Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 
Other Accounts Receivable 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 



971,112.78 145,732.36 

889,182.53 

2,501,257.31 579,186.42 

7,363.37 



23,549.75 1,140,394.89 

889,182.53 
3,080,443.73 
14,442,703.96 14,442,703.96 
7,363.37 



Total Liabilities 



4,368,915.99 724,918.78 



0.00 23,549.75 14,442,703.96 19,560,088.48 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



1,172,573.96 

6,074,801.40 
575,000.00 678,778.00 
3,414,949.24 



30,835.98 1,718,845.33 
153,872.00 15,000.00 
391,712.63 



1,172,573.96 
7,824,482.71 
1,422,650.00 
3,806,661.87 



Total Fund Balance 



5,162,523.20 6,753,579.40 184,707.98 2,125,557.96 



0.00 14,226,368.54 



Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 9,531,439.19 7,478,498.18 184,707.98 2,149,107.71 14,442,703.96 33,786,457.02 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
JUNE 30, 2007 



1 . Definition of Reporting Entity 

The Town of Wilmington is incorporated as a municipality in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. It is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen and an open 
Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen appoint a Town Manager who in accordance 
with Chapter 592 of 1950, serves as chief fiscal and administrative officer of 
the town. Other town officials are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the 
Town Manager. Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) requires that 
the accompanying general purpose financial statements present the Town of 
Wilmington {the primary government) and its component units. Component units 
are included in the Town's reporting entity if their operational and financial 
relationships with the Town are significant. Pursuant to this criteria, the 
following entities have been excluded from the accompanying general purpose 
financial statements: 

Wilmington Housing Authority - provides housing for the elderly as well 
as subsidizing low income housing units. 

Middlesex Regional Retirement System - provides county government and 
various services for member communities. 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School District - 
provides education services for member communities. 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority - provides sewage disposal 
services . 

2 . Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 

The accounting policies for financial reporting purposes of the town of 
Wilmington conform to generally accepted accounting principles for local 
governmental units except as indicated in Note 3 . The following is a summary 
of the significant accounting policies: 

A. Fund Accounting 

The town reports its financial activities in several funds and one 
account group in order to comply with the limitations and restrictions 
placed on both the resources made available to the town and the services 
provided. The various funds are grouped in the financial statements in 
this report into five generic fund types as follows: 

Governmental Funds 

General Fund - The general fund is the general operating fund of 
the town. It is used to account for all financial resources except those 
required to be accounted for in another fund. 

Special Revenue Fund - Special revenue funds are used to account 
for the proceeds of specific revenue resources (other than expendable 
trust or major capital projects) that are legally restricted to 
expenditures for specific purposes. 

Capital Projects Fund - Capital project funds are used to account 
for financial resources to be used for the acquisition or construction of 
major capital facilities. 



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Fiduciary Funds 



Trust and Agency Funds - Trust and agency funds are used to account 
for assets held by the town in a trustee capacity or as an agent for 
individuals, private organizations, other governments and/or other funds. 
These include expendable trust, non-expendable trust and agency funds. 
Non- expendable trust funds are accounted for in a manner that permits the 
periodic measurements of revenues earned, expenses incurred and/or net 
income in order to demonstrate maintenance of capital . Expendable trust 
funds are accounted for in essentially the same manner as governmental 
funds. Agency funds are custodial in nature (assets equal liabilities) 
and do not involve measurement of results of operations. 

ACCOUNT GROUP 

Long-term Debt and Liabilities - Long-term liabilities expected to 
be financed from governmental funds are accumulated in the general long- 
term debt group of accounts. This account group is not a fund. It is 
only concerned with the measurement of financial position and, therefore, 
is not involved with a measurement of the results from any operations. 

B . Basis of Accounting 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared 
principally on the modified accrual basis of accounting. This method 
recognizes revenues when they become measurable and available. Expenses 
are recognized under this method as they are incurred. 

Revenue - Property tax revenues are recognized when they become 
available. Available means then due or past due and receivable within 
the current period or expected to be collected soon enough thereafter to 
be used to pay liabilities of the current period. 

All other revenues are recognized throughout the year when cash is 
received. 

In applying the susceptible to accrual concept to intergovernmental 
revenues, the legal and contractual requirements of the numerous 
individual programs are used as guidance. There are, however, 
essentially two types of these revenues. In one, moneys must be expended 
on the specific purpose or project before any amounts will be paid to the 
town. Therefore, revenues are recognized based upon the expenditures 
recorded. In the other, moneys are virtually unrestricted as to purpose 
of expenditure and are usually revocable only for failure to comply with 
prescribed compliance requirements. These resources are reflected as 
revenues at the time of receipt or earlier if the susceptible to accrual 
criteria is met. 

Expenses - Expenditures are recorded during the year on a cash 
disbursement basis. In addition, as required by Massachusetts General 
Laws, disbursements made during the fifteen days immediately following 
the close of each fiscal year and which pertain to the prior year are 
recorded as warrants payable and expenses as of June 3 0th. 

Purchase orders and other contractual obligations outstanding at 
June 3 0th related to annual operating expenses are recorded as 
encumbrances and, accordingly, as a reservation of fund balances at that 
date . 

Deferred Revenue - Property taxes and other revenue that is 
measurable but not available has been classified as deferred revenue on 
June 3 0th. 

Encumbrance s - Encumbrance accounting under which purchase orders, 
contracts and other commitments for the expenditure of funds are recorded 
in order to reserve that portion of the applicable appropriation, is 

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employed in governmental funds. Open encumbrances at year-end are 
reported as reservations of fund balances. Encumbrances do not 
constitute expenditures or liabilities. 

Inventory - Inventory items (materials and supplies) are recorded 
as expenditures when purchased (purchase method) . 

General Fixed Assets - General fixed assets are recorded as 
expenditures in applicable governmental funds. The town does not 
capitalize the cost of general fixed assets in a general fixed asset 
account group, which is consistent with the practice of many 
municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

C. Total Columns 

Total columns on the combined statements are captioned Memorandum 
Only to indicate that they are presented only to facilitate financial 
analysis. Data in these columns do not present financial position, 
results of operations or changes in financial position in conformity with 
generally accepted accounting principles. Such data is not comparable to 
a consolidation since interfund eliminations have not been made. 

D. Retirement System 

The Town contributes to the Middlesex Regional Retirement System, a 
single employer plan, established under Chapter 32 of the General Laws of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Substantially all full-time and some 
part-time employees of the town except teachers and certain 
administrative personnel employed by the School Department participate in 
the system. Benefits paid under the plan, referred to as retirement 
allowance, include both an annuity portion, funded principally from 
amounts contributed by the participants, and a pension portion funded by 
the town. 

The participants contribute a certain percentage of their 
compensation annually, determined by their date of employment. The 
employer contribution by the town as determined by the County's actuarial 
valuation normal cost plus the amortization of the original unfunded 
actuarial liability. 

Teachers and certain administrative employees of the School 
Department participate in a contributory retirement plan administered by 
the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board. Contributions to this plan 
are made entirely by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and therefore, 
the town does not contribute to the plan. 

Departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

For years prior to 1985, the town presented its financial statements on the 
basis of accounting practices prescribed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Department of Revenue. These practices differed in many significant respects 
from G.A.A.P. 

During 1981, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a revised uniform 
municipal accounting system entitled U.M.A.S. The departures from G.A.A.P. 
under this revised system have been significantly narrowed. The town has 
adopted a modified U.M.A.S. for its financial statements. 

The significant departures from G.A.A.P. included in the town of Wilmington's 
financial statements are: 

A. Retirement benefits are provided for in accordance with Chapter 32 
of the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (see note ID) . 

B. General fixed asset acquisitions are recorded as expenditures at 
the time purchases is made rather than being capitalized in a general 
fixed asset group of accounts. 



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C. Purchases for materials and supplies inventories are recorded as 
expenditures rather than assets at time of purchase. 



4 . Budgetary Accounting 

An annual budget is legally adopted for the General Fund. All financial orders 
are initiated or recommended at Town meetings. Expenditures are limited to the 
line items as voted at the Town meetings. Department heads may not transfer, 
without approval, appropriation balances from one expenditure account to 
another within their department or budget. These along with transfers or 
unencumbered appropriation balances between departments or agencies must be 
approved at Town Meetings. 

5 . Long-term Debt 

State law permits the town to authorize indebtedness up to a limit of 5% of its 
equalized valuation. Debt issued in accordance with this state law is 
designated as being inside the debt limit. In addition, however, a town may 
authorize debt in excess of that limit for specific purposes. Such debt when 
issued is designated as being outside the debt limit. The following summarized 
the annual debt service requirements as of June 30, 2007. 



General Obligation Bonds 

Principal Interest Total 

Outstanding June 30, 2006 $17,120,000 $2,601,752 $19,721,752 

Additions $ 335,000 $ 39,195 $ 374,195 

Retirements $ 3,492,000 $ 877,628 $ 4 , 369, 628 

Outstanding June 30, 2007 $13,963,000 $1,763,319 $15,726,319 

As of June 30, 2007 the town had authorized and unissued debt of $1,430,000 as 
outlined below. 

Lowell Street Sewer Project $ 1,430,000 

$ 1,430,000 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES 
AND EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 

Fiduciary 











Fund Types 


Total 




General 


Special 


Capital 


Expendable 


(Memorandum 






Revenue 


Projects 


Trust 


Only) 


REVENUES: 












General Properly Taxes 


46,556,098.24 


0.00 






46,556,098.24 


Tax Liens 


129,884.73 


HOC cr\A f\A 

125,591.94 






255,476.67 


Special Assessments 


>l f\'l A CO 

84,014.58 


31,057.47 






A A C ATA A*" 

115,072.05 


Excise 


3,028,490.07 


A t\l\ 

0.00 






O AOft JAA AT 

3,028,490.07 


Penalties 


m-l O jl "7 AC 

291,847.46 


0.00 






291,847.46 


Licenses and Permits 


725,878.67 


0.00 




44,359.45 


770,238.12 


Intergovernmental 




J,D4o,loy.o/ 




CO-i OA 


A A f\A A 'iA A C7 

14,011,314.67 


Ctiarges for Services 


2,122,247.37 


6,341,913.83 




860,723.84 


9,324,885.04 


Fines 


154,160.71 


0.00 






A C 1 A AA T4 

154,160.71 


Fees 


57,232.12 


0.00 






CT AAA A A 

57,232.12 


Interest Earnings 


536,889.74 


C CAA AO 

5,509.92 




0*7 CC~T OO 

87,567.83 


r-OA AAT JA 

629,967.49 


Girts 


0.00 


A A CO A Af\ 

113,581.10 




O CCA JlOO CO 

2,559,488.53 


A ATA AAA AA 

2,673,069.63 


uuier 


1 A'io flin 01 


't,D/ 1,^0 I.D/ 




4o/,iyo.Jo 


D,4yi,i:oo.i!J 


Total Revenues 


65,481,997.70 


14,837,125.50 


0.00 


4,040,014.30 


84,359.137.50 


EXPENDITURES: 












General Government 


1,815,464.60 


48,708.87 




2.316,061.10 


4,180,234.57 


Public Safety 


6,924,104.16 


188,838.49 




756,102.60 


7,869,045.25 


Human Services 


996,963.37 


CCD QCiA OO 

558,891.83 




AC A OA CC 

15,489.55 


A CT 4 O Jl Jl TC 

1,571,344.75 


Public Works 


5,222,101.86 


2,730,368.71 




21,500.00 


7,973,970.57 


Community Development 


704,087.35 


A OA O A f\ A 

489,810.61 






A A AO OAT AA 

1,193,897.96 


Building Maintenance 


3,754,721.53 


OO O -4 A "70 

22,810.78 




68,214.86 


o n A r TJT .<T 

3,845,747.17 


Education 


29,072,776.20 


4,743,601.57 


OO AA 

28,781.00 


403,300.24 


oj ojn A n f\ n A 

34,248,459.01 


Reaeation 


101,836.24 


^ A A C O A A^ 

744,589.96 






A^A J AA AA 

846,426.20 


Veterans' Services 


172,828.98 


0.00 






A TO OOO AO 

172,828.98 


Debt and Interest 


4,420,077.50 


0.00 






4,420,077.50 


Unciassrfied 


7,859,230.75 


O O i O AO 

13,243.03 






T OTA JTO TO 

7,872,473.78 


Statutory Cfiarges 


5,226,396.00 


0.00 






5,226,396.00 


Capital Outlay 


860,631.83 


2,181,996.60 






3,042,628.43 


Warrant Articles 


ib1,oJ1.y/: 


U.UU 






ioi,oJi.y^ 


Total Expenditures 


67,293,052.29 


11,722,860.45 


28,781.00 


3,580.668.35 


82,625,362.09 


Excess (deficiency) of 












Revenues over Expenditures 


(1,811,054.59) 


3,114,265.05 


(28,781.00) 


459,345.95 


1,733,775.41 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 












Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 










0.00 


Operating Transfers In 


1,026,403.64 


1,516.88 




934.16 


1,028,854.68 


Operating Transfers Out 


(2,451.04) 


(1,016,603.64) 




(9,800.00) 


(1,028,854.68) 


Slate and County Charges 










0.00 


Total Otfier Financing Sources (Uses) 


1,023,952.60 


(1,015,086.76) 


0.00 


(8,865.84) 


0.00 


Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 












and Ottier Financing Sources 












over Expenditures and Other Uses 


(787,101.99) 


2,099,178.29 


(28,781.00) 


450,480.11 


1,733,775.41 


Fund Balance July 1,2006 


6,081,219.91 


4,654,401.11 


213,488.98 


1,675,077.85 


12,624,187.85 


Inaease in Provision for 












Abatements and Exemptions 


(131,594.72) 








(131,594.72) 


Fund Balance June 30, 2007 


5,162,523.20 


6,753,579.40 


184,707.98 


2,125,557.96 


14,226,368.54 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



Assets 



Grants 



Reserved for 

Gifts Appropriation Revolving Water 



Cash 

Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



195,019.89 249,705.57 



161,318.32 1,310,537.92 4,982,730.06 



386,091.95 



193,094.47 



Total Assets 



581,111.84 249,705.57 



161,318.32 1,310,537.92 5,175,824.53 



Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 53,088.78 
Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 

Other Accounts Receivable 386,091 .95 

Notes Payable 
Payroll Withholdings 



195.00 



55,709.55 36,739.03 



193,094.47 



Total Liabilities 



439,180.73 



195.00 



0.00 55,709.55 229,833.50 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



141,931.11 249,510.57 



131,318.32 1,254,828.37 4,297,213.03 
30,000.00 648,778.00 



Total Fund Balance 



141,931.11 249,510.57 



161,318,32 1,254,828.37 4,945,991.03 



Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 581 ,1 1 1 .84 249,705.57 



161,318.32 1,310,537.92 5,175,824.53 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 





Grants 


Gifts 


Reserved for 


Revolving 


Water 


Total 








Appropriation 


Funds 






REVENUES: 














General Properly Taxes 












0.00 


Tax Liens 










125,591.94 


125,591.94 


Speaal Assessments 








31,057.47 




31,057.47 


Excise 












0.00 


Penalties 












0.00 


Licenses and Permits 












0.00 


Intergovernmental 


3,442,871.70 






205,317.87 




3,648,189.57 


Charges for Services 








3,106,470.12 


3,235,443.71 


6,341,913.83 


Fines 












0.00 


Fees 












0.00 


Interest Earnings 


4,169.94 




1,339.98 






5,509.92 


Gifts 




92,665.00 




20,916.10 




113,581.10 


Other 


9,505.00 




27,350.00 


115,897.06 


4,418,529.61 


4,571,281.67 


Total Revenues 


3,456,546.64 


92,665.00 


28,689.98 


3,479,658.62 


7,779,565.26 


14,837,125.50 


EXPENDITURES: 














General Government 


38,634.22 






10,074.65 




48,708.87 


Public Safety 


184,645.37 


1,030.76 




3,162.36 




188,838.49 


Human Services 


517,119.46 


13,171.95 




28,600.42 




558,891.83 


Public Works 


745,935.80 


19,787.07 


6.00 


11,446.39 


1,953,193.45 


2,730,368.71 


Community Development 


417,940.79 


30,980.65 




40,889.17 




489,810.61 


Building Maintenance 








22,810.78 




22,810.78 


Education 


2,270,605.52 






2,472,996.05 




4,743,601.57 


Recreation 








744,589.96 




744,589.96 


Veterans' Services 












0.00 


Debt and Interest 












0.00 


Unclassified 


13,243.03 










13,243.03 


Statutory Charges 












0.00 


Capital Outlay 










2,181,996.60 


2,181,996.60 


Wan-ant Articles 












0.00 


Total Expenditures 


4,188,124.19 


64,970.43 


6.00 


3,334,569.78 


4,135,190.05 


11,722,860.45 


Excess (deficiency) of 














Revenues over Expenditures 


(731,577.55) 


27,694.57 


28,683.98 


145,088.84 


3,644,375.21 


3,114,265.05 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 














Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 












0.00 


Operating Transfers In 




1,516.88 








1,516.88 


Operating Transfers Out 


(371,078.79) 




(30,200.00) 


(4,744.85) 


(610,580.00) 


(1,016,603.64) 



State and County Charges 



Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) (371,078.79) 1,516.88 (30,200.00) (4,744.85) (610,580.00) (1,015,086.76) 



Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 
and Other Financing Sources 

over Expenditures and Other Uses (1,102,656.34) 29,211.45 (1,516.02) 140,343.99 3,033,795.21 2,099,178.29 



Fund Balance July 1,2006 



1,244,587.45 220,299.12 162,834.34 1,114,484.38 1,912,195.82 4,654,401.11 



Inaease in Provision for 
Abatenients and Exemptions 



Fund Balance June 30, 2007 



141,931.11 249,510,57 161,318.32 1,254,828.37 4,945,991.03 6,753,579.40 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



TRANSFER* 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. FWDTOFY07 
FROM FY 06 


APPROPRIATION 
FISCAL 2007 


EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 2007 


BALANCE 
FISCAL 2007 


C.FWDTO 08 
FROM FY 07 


CLOSE 
FISCAL 2007 


OCINUaML OUVLrVlNIVtCIN 1 . 

Selectmen 
Selectmen 


Stipend 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


3,840.00 
14,260.00 


3,840.00 
13,838.69 


0.00 
421.31 


0.00 
0.00 


0.00 
421.31 






0.00 


18,100.00 


17,678.69 


421.31 


0.00 


421.31 


Elections 
Elections 
Elections 


Salaries 

Constable 

Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 


22,602.00 
150.00 
7,195.00 


20,331.26 
150.00 
7,195.00 


2,270.74 
0.00 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 


2,270.74 
0.00 
0.00 






0.00 


29,947.00 


27,676.26 


2,270.74 


0.00 


2,270.74 


Kegisuais 
Registrars 


OalOIICS 

Expenses 


0.00 


1 ft?*; nn 

1 ,Ol J.uU 

6,000.00 


1 ft?*; nn 
5,957.19 


n nn 

u.uu 

42.81 


0.00 
0.00 


n no 

u.uu 

42.81 






0.00 


7,875.00 


7,832.19 


42.81 


0.00 


42.81 


Finance Comm. 
Finance Comm. 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


1,260.00 
7,695.00 


1,218.15 
6,242.59 


41.85 
1,452.41 


0.00 
0.00 


41.85 
1,452,41 






0.00 


8,955.00 


7,460.74 


1,494.26 


0.00 


1,494,26 


Town Manager 
Town Manager 
Town Manager 
Town Manager 


Sal-Town Manager 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Fumish. & Equip. 


0.00 
0.00 
15,373.30 
0.00 


118,828.32 
273,720.98 
72,228.00 
1,850.00 


118,828.32 
273,720.98 
83,127.92 
1,669.65 


0.00 
0.00 
4,473.38 
180.35 


0.00 
0,00 
0.00 
0.00 


0,00 
0,00 
4,473,38 
180,35 






15 373 30 


466,627.30 


477,346.87 


4,653.73 


0.00 


4,653,73 


Town Accountant 
Town Accountant 
Town Accountant 


Sal-Town Accountant 

Salaries-Other 

Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 
19,945.70 


87,768.98 
202,562.35 
2,560.00 


87,768.98 
202,562.35 
2,489.15 


0.00 
0.00 

20,016.55 


0.00 
0.00 
19,945.70 


0.00 
0.00 
70.85 






19,945.70 


292,891.33 


292,820.48 


20,016.55 


19,945.70 


70.85 


Treas/Collector 
Treas/Coliector 
Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 


Sal-Treasurer/Collector 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Fumish. & Equip. 
Ami Cert. Coll. Tax Title 


0.00 
0.00 
303.66 
0.00 
0.00 


78,086.75 
137,431.00 
21,410.00 
5,250.00 
20,000.00 


78,086.75 
137,431.00 
20,116.28 
5,081.00 
15,275.98 


0.00 
0.00 

1,597.38 
169.00 

4,724.02 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 

1,597.38 
169.00 

4,724.02 






OUO.OU 


9fi9 177 Tk 


OCC QQi n't 




n nn 
u.uu 


fi 4Qn AO 


Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 


Sal-Town Cierit 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Fumish. & Equip. 


0.00 
0.00 
u.uu 
787.81 


52,463.20 
99,148.77 

0.00 


52,463.20 
99,148.77 

783.69 


0.00 
0.00 

n nn 
u.uu 

4.12 


0.00 
0.00 

n nn 
u.uu 

0.00 


0.00 
0.00 

n nn 
u.uu 

4.12 






787.81 


154,051.97 


154,835.66 


4.12 


0.00 


4.12 


Assessors 
Assessors 
Assessors 
Assessors 


Sal-Prin. Assessor 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Fumish. & Equip. 


0.00 
0.00 
13,892.84 
0.00 


88,784.54 
79,861.01 
167,956.00 
0.00 


88,784.54 
79,861.01 
170,759.21 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
11,089.63 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
9,303.84 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
1,785.79 
0.00 






13,892.84 


336,601.55 


339,404.76 


11,089.63 


9,303.84 


1,785.79 


Town Counsel 
Town Counsel 


Contractual Services 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


250,000.00 
7,200.00 


223,859.80 
10,558.14 


26,140.20 
(3,358.14) 


22,542.00 
240.06 


3,598.20 
(3,598.20) 




0.00 


257,200.00 


234,417.94 


22,782.06 


22,782.06 


0.00 


Permanent Bid Com 
Pemianent Bid Com 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


450.00 
0.00 


0.00 

0.00 


450.00 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 


450.00 
0.00 






0.00 


450.00 


0.00 


450.00 


0,00 


450,00 


General Government Subtotal 




50,303.31 


1,834,876.90 


1,815,464.60 


69,715.61 


52,031.60 


17,684,01 



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if 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 

PUBLIC SAFETY: 

Poice 

Poice 

Poice 
Police 
Potce 

Police 
Police 
Police 
Police 
Police 
Police 
Police 
Police 
Police 



FireDepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 
Fire DepL 



Public Safety Central Dispatcti 
Public Safety Central Dispatch 
Public Safety Central Dispatch 
Public Safety Central Dispatch 



Animal Control 
Animal Control 

Public Safety Subtotal 

PUBLIC WORKS: 
Engineenng 
Er>gineenng 
Engineenng 

Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Dtvision 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Drvision 



TRANSFER & 





C FWD TO FY 07 
FROM FY 06 


APPROPRIATION 
FISCAL 2007 


EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 2007 


BAI ANCF 
FISCAL 2007 


C. FWD TD Oft 
FROM FY 07 


CLOSE 
FISCAL 2007 


Sal-Chief 


0.00 


92,792.75 


92,792.75 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




0.00 




An Q'lR <<<i 


n 1)1) 


n nn 


nnn 


Sal.-LieuL 


0.00 


143,565.58 


143,565.58 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal.-Sgts 


0.00 


356,821.97 


356,821.97 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal-Patrolmen 


0.00 


1,809,146.16 


1,809,146.16 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal.-Clencal 


0.00 


82,159.11 


82,159.11 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal -Fill In Costs 


0.00 


410,000.00 


401,662.17 


8,337.83 


0.00 


8,337.83 


Sal -Pd.Holidays 


0.00 


104,685.43 


104,685.43 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal.-Speciallst 


0.00 


12,350.00 


12,350.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal-Incentive 


0.00 


370,313.00 


361,766.85 


8,546.15 


0.00 


8,546.15 


Sal.-Night Diff 


0.00 


42,120.00 


39,762.00 


2,358.00 


0.00 


2,358.00 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


23,392.00 


20,585.64 


2,806.36 


0.00 


2,806.36 


Expenses 


225.87 


208,784.00 


179,599.83 


29,410.04 


8,913.70 


20,496.34 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




225.87 


3,737,068.55 


3,685,836.04 


51,458.38 


8,913.70 


42,544.68 


^al .rhipf 


0.00 


^o'^ 9Qfi Qfi 


m'^ 5Qfi Qfi 


n nn 


n nn 


nnn 


Sal.-Dep. Chief 


0.00 


78,717.60 


78,717.60 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal.-LieuL 


0.00 


337,533.90 


337,533.90 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal-Privates 


0.00 


1,601,555.00 


1,601,209.15 


345.85 


0.00 


345.85 


Sal.-Clerk/Disptch 


0.00 


46,408.33 


46,408.33 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal.-Part Time 


0.00 


15,780.00 


15,780.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal -Overtime Costs 


0.00 


304,658.00 


300,684.47 


3,973.53 


0.00 


3,973.53 


Sal.-Pd. Holidays 


0.00 


111,921.62 


111,921.62 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal.-lncentive/EMT 


0.00 


13,575.00 


13,575.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal.-Fire Alarm 


0.00 


14,000.00 


14,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


26,204.00 


25,405.74 


798.26 


0.00 


798.26 


Expenses 


1,216.95 


104,320.00 


102,884.76 


2,652.19 


22.00 


2,630.19 


Fumish & Equip. 


0.00 


4,000.00 


0.00 


4,000.00 


4,000.00 


0.00 




1,216.95 


2,761,970.41 


2,751,417.53 


11,769.83 


4,022.00 


7,747.83 


Salaries Full Time 


0.00 


410,544.93 


410,971.00 


(426.07) 


0.00 


(426.07) 


Salaries Overtime 


0.00 


32,000.00 


31,573.93 


426.07 


0.00 


426.07 


Salaries Part Time 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Expenses 


12,711.53 


14,750.00 


8,001.28 


19,460.25 


15,000.00 


4,460.25 




12,711.53 


457,294.93 


450,546.21 


19,460.25 


15,000.00 


4,460.25 


Salaries 


0.00 


33,280.00 


33,280.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Expenses 


787.00 


2,325.00 


3,024.38 


87.62 


0.00 


87.62 




787.00 


35,605.00 


36,304.38 


87.62 


0.00 


87.62 




14,941.35 


6,991,938.89 


6,924,104.16 


82,776.08 


27,935.70 


54,840.38 



Salaries 


0.00 


150,225.00 


150,200.38 


24.62 


0.00 


24.62 


Salaries Pari Time 


0.00 


10,970.00 


10,595.00 


375.00 


0.00 


375.00 


Expenses 


0.00 


8,700.00 


8,497.24 


202.76 


0.00 


202.76 




0.00 


169,895.00 


169,292.62 


602.38 


0.00 


602.38 


Sal-D.P W SupL 


0.00 


92,517.88 


92,517.88 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Salaries-Other 


0,00 


1,131,762.46 


1,131,762.46 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Stream Maint. Sal. 


0.00 


11,854.75 


11,854.75 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Stream Maint. Exp. 


0.00 


1,000.00 


982.65 


17.35 


0.00 


17.35 


Expenses 


0.00 


297,900.00 


289,097.26 


8,802.74 


1,898.10 


6,904.64 


Road Machinery Exp. 


0.00 


70,000,00 


67,191.55 


2,808.45 


0.00 


2,808.45 


Fuel & Other 


0.00 


241,270,00 


241,270.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Drainage Projects 


1,853.19 


55,000.00 


56,853.19 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. FWD TO FY 07 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


C.FWD TO 08 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 06 


FloC/AL ^00/ 


CIC^AI OAA7 

FIbLAL <!007 


iriC/^AI OAA7 

FloC/AL iOiJI 


FKUM FY U/ 


CIC^^AI OftA7 

FlbOAL ^UU( 


Highway Division 


Public Street Lights 


0.00 


190,000.00 


190,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Furnish & Equip. 


19,500.00 


28,800.00 


48,300.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 






Zl ,000.13 


iOft HftC ftft 

z,izu,ioi).uy 


A 00 DOO 7 A 

<;,1^3,oz3.(4 


A A COQ HA 
1 1 ,OZ0.04 


A SOD -Ift 
1,83B.1U 


A VOA AA 


Snow & Ice Control 


Salaries 


0.00 


101,330.00 


96,614.60 


4,715.40 


0.00 


4,715.40 


Snow & Ice Control 


Expenses 


0.00 


263,400.00 


267,671.87 


(4,271.87) 


0.00 


(4,271.87) 






ft ftft 


0D4,MU.UU 


o04,ZcSD.4f 


AAI CO 

440.00 


U.UU 


440.00 


Highway Division 


Rubbish Collection 


150,895.68 


1,609,360.00 


1,698,457.66 


61,798.02 


61,798,02 


0.00 






150,895.68 


1,609,360.00 


1,698,457.66 


61,798.02 


61,798.02 


0.00 


Tree Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


A 71 CAA CI 

173,509.52 


■4 70 CAA CO 

173,509.52 


A AA 
U.UU 


ft ftft 
U.UU 


ft ftft 


1 ICC uivislun 


CApcilbCo 


nnn 

V.VU 


Q '^Q'^ on 




89.63 


0.00 


89.63 






0.00 


182,904.52 


182,814.89 


89.63 


0.00 


89.63 


Psrks & Grounds Division 


OdlancS 


n nn 


■joe 704 00 
00j,/9t.09 


lie 704 OQ 


n nn 

u.uu 


n nn 

u.uu 


n nn 

u.uu 


Park<i A (^rniinH<s Diui^inn 




0.00 


41,900.00 


41,880.15 


19.85 


0.00 


19.85 






n nn 


177 CQi HQ 

Of / ,oy*f.oy 


Oil ,Ui O.UH 


19.00 


n nn 

u.uu 


1Q R<i 
1 9.00 


Cemetery Division 


Salaries 


ft ftft 


14U, 000.43 


14U,00D.43 


ft ftft 
U.UU 


ft no 

U.UU 


ft nn 

U.UU 


Cemetery Division 


Expenses 


ft ftft 
u.uu 


■17 7Cft ftft 


17 7Cft ftft 

1 /.(OU.UU 


ft ftft 

u.uu 


ft ftft 
u.uu 


ft ftft 
u.uu 




0.00 


158,106.49 


158,106.49 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sewer 


Salaries 


ft ftft 
u.uu 


cr fteo 70 


CC ftfto 70 

00,U0^./3 


ft ftft 
u.uu 


ft ftft 

u.uu 


ft ftft 

u.uu 


Sewer 


Expenses 


4o,o0/.(4 


4AA QCA AA 

iuy,oou.uu 


7C C7C AH 


81 ,901 .08 


00 C17 7>l 
^Z,01 I.I'* 


CO lA'i fl>l 
03,040.04 


Sewer Subtotal 




48,687.74 


174,912.79 


141,638.95 


81,961.58 


22,617.74 


59,343.84 


Total Public Works 




220,936.61 


5,157,708.78 


5,222,101.86 


156,543.53 


86,313.86 


70,229.67 


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70 a AC CC 

/ 0,340.00 


70 Q>ic ce 
/ 0,340.00 


ft ftft 
u.uu 


ft on 
U.UU 


ft ftft 
u.uu 


Board of Health 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


140,967.49 


140,967.49 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Expenses 


0.00 


9,547.00 


8,303.51 


1,243.49 


533.25 


710.24 


Board of Health 


Mental Health 


0.00 


32,570.00 


32,570.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






ft ftft 

u.uu 


0C7 ftQft ftfi 

ZOi ,uou.uo 


^00,100.00 


1 0A1 AQ 
1,^40.43 


000.^0 


7-10 OA 


SealerAA/ts & Meas. 


Salaries 


0.00 


5,040.00 


5,040.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sealer/Wts & Meas. 


Sm. Tools & Equip. 


0.00 


A AA AA 

100.00 


0.00 


100.00 


0.00 


4AA A A 
100.00 






0.00 


5,140.00 


5,040.00 


100.00 


0.00 


100.00 


Plannlng/Conserv. 


Sal-Director 


ft ftft 

u.uu 


CO OQC 70 

00,^00.(3 


CO OQC 70 

00,^80. /3 


ft ftft 

u.uu 


ft ftft 

u.uu 


ft ftft 

u.uu 


Planning/Consetv. 


Salaries-Other 


ft ftft 
u.uu 


iQ4 AOC 00 

1o1,U00.3o 


A OA ftOC OS 

101,U00.30 


ft ftft 
u.uu 


ft ftft 
u.uu 


ft ftft 

u.uu 


Planning/Conserv. 


Expenses 


C QQC ilft 


An nnc ft a 
10,^^0.UU 


Ad ODD Oft 

1b,9oo.o0 


CIO Cft 

z,boz.bU 


Oftft ftft 

BUU.UU 


A 000 Cft 

1 ,00i:.bU 


Plannino/flon^pn/ 

1 IGII II III lM( vWI l^d Vi 


Furnish & f auin 

1 Ulllltfll. U ^UUlk/. 


0.00 


600 00 


600 00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






6,396.40 


263,146.77 


266,910.57 


2,632.60 


800.00 


1,832.60 


BIdg. Inspector 


Sal-Bldg Inspector 


0.00 


69,984.20 


69,984.20 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


BIdg. Inspector 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


102,248.00 


100,480.66 


1,767.34 


0.00 


1,767.34 


BIdg. Inspector 


Expenses 


0.00 


4,455.00 


3,685.36 


769.64 


533.25 


236.39 


BIdg. Inspector 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


2,200.00 


2,200.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


178,887.20 


176,350.22 


2,536.98 


533.25 


2,003.73 


Community Development Subtotal 




6,396.40 


704,204.02 


704,087.35 


6,513.07 


1,865.50 


4,646.57 


PUBLIC BUILDINGS: 
















Public Buildings 


Sal-Super. 


0.00 


103,296.96 


103,296.96 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


2,118,167.48 


2,118,167.48 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Expenses-Town BIdg 


16,246.70 


155,550.00 


170,104.44 


1,692.26 


496.96 


1,195.30 



-27- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



TRANSFER & 



rUniv^ 1 lUnl/Mw 1 IVI 1 T 




r Fwn TO FY n? 

\j. r VVU 1 U r T \JI 


Mr rr\UrrMM I \\Jn 


PYDPWniTI IDPQ 
CArLrlUI 1 UrvCo 


DAI AKJfP 


u.r VVU I \j \jo 








FROM FY 06 


FISCAL 2007 


FISCAL 2007 


FISCAL 2007 


FROM FY 07 


FISCAL 2007 


Pubbc Buildings 


Electnc-Town BIdgs. 


0.00 


135,000.00 


135,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Pubic Buildings 


Utilities-Town BIdgs. 


0.00 


97,000.00 


96,560.33 


439.67 


0.00 


439.67 


Public Buildings 


Expenses School BIdg 


0.00 


177,000.00 


177,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Training & Conference 


0.00 


385.00 


385.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Fuel Heating 


0.00 


890,000.00 


890,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Asbestos Repair 


0.00 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Roof Repairs 


0.00 


4,500.00 


4,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


HVAC Repairs 


0.00 


55,000.00 


54,707.32 


292.68 


0.00 


292.68 


Public Buildings 


Fumisti. & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






16,246.70 


3,740,899.44 


3,754,721.53 


2,424.61 


496.96 


1,927.65 


Public Buildings Subtotal 




16,246.70 


3,740,899.44 


3,754,721.53 


2,424.61 


496.96 


1,927.65 


HUMAN SERVICES: 
















Veterans 


Salary 


0.00 


18,710.98 


18,710.98 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Veterans 


Expenses 


0.00 


1,250.00 


1,250.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Veterans 


Assistance 


0.00 


152,868.00 


4 CO OCO nn 

152,868.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


172,828.98 


172,828.98 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Library 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


73,945.56 


73,945.56 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Library 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


559,013.48 


559,013.48 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Library 


Expenses 


0.00 


126,385.00 


126,344.81 


40.19 


0.00 


40.19 


La>rary 


M.V.L.C. 


0.00 


33,438.00 


33,438.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Library 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


9,997.00 


9,997.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


802,779.04 


802,738.85 


40.19 


0.00 


40.19 


Recreation 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


59,999.16 


59,999.16 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Reaeation 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


36,587.08 


36,587.08 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Recreation 


Expenses 


0.00 


5,100.00 


5,100.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Reaeatjon 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


150.00 


150.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


101,836.24 


101,836.24 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Elderly Services 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


58,301.36 


58,301.36 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Bderty Sen/ices 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


79,295.00 


79,000.94 


294.06 


0.00 


294.06 


Bderly Services 


Expenses 


0.00 


36,860.00 


36,860.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


174,456.36 


174,162.30 


294.06 


0.00 


294.06 


Historical Comm. 


Salaries 


0.00 


14,839.94 


14,839.94 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Historical Comm. 


Expenses 


1,487.21 


5,750.00 


4,952.30 


2,284.91 


2,202.34 


82.57 


Historical Comm. 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


500.00 


269.98 


230.02 


0.00 


230.02 






1,487.21 


21,089.94 


20,062.22 


2,514.93 


2,202.34 


312.59 




Oaiai led 


n nn 


200.00 


00 


200.00 


0.00 


200.00 


Com on Disabilities 


Expenses 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 




0.00 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 


Hunfian Services Subtotal 




1,487.21 


1,273,490.56 


1,271,628.59 


3,349.18 


2,202.34 


1,146.84 


EDUCATION: 
















School DepL 


Salaries 


203,092.12 


20,004,000.00 


20,672,733.48 


(465,641.36) 


0.00 


(465,641.36) 


School DepL 


Expenses 


253,211.83 


5,600,000.00 


4,998,766.72 


854,445.11 


388,803.75 


465,641.36 






456,303.95 


25,604,000.00 


25,671,500.20 


388,803.75 


388,803.75 


0.00 


Regional Vocational 


Shawsbeen Vocational 


0.00 


3,401,276.00 


3,401,276.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


3,401,276.00 


3,401,276.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Educatxxi Subtotal 




456,303.95 


29,005,276.00 


29,072,776.20 


388,803.75 


388,803.75 


0.00 


DEBT SERVICE: 
















Debt i Interest 


Schools 


0.00 


3,163,775.00 


3,163,775.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 



-28- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. FWD TO FY 07 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


DAI Akl/^^ 

BALANCE 


C.FWD TO 08 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 06 


FISCAL 2007 


FISCAL 2007 


FISCAL 2007 


FROM FY 07 


FISCAL 2007 


U6ul a inicicSl 


Ocll. OUVciilillClll 


n nn 


1 (\M ^R<i nn 

1 ,U0 1 ,003.UU 


1 f)M iR<i nn 

1 ,UO 1 ,OUJ.UU 


n nn 


n nn 

u.uu 


n no 

u.uu 


ucDi & inieresi 


S6W6r 


n nn 


171 AIR nn 


171 i17 "in 
1 f 0,HOf .DU 


n <in 
u.uu 


n nn 
u.uu 


n <in 

U.uU 


Debt & Interest 


Water 


n nn 

u.uu 


u.uu 


n nn 

u.uu 


n nn 

u.uu 


n nn 

u.uu 


n nn 

u.uu 


Debt & Interest 


Auth. Fees & Misc. 


0.00 


10 000 00 


1 ,500.00 


8,500.00 


0.00 


8 500 00 

w,w W.W 






0.00 


4,428,578.00 


4,420,077.50 


8,500.50 


0.00 


8,500.50 


Debt & Interest Subtotal 




n nn 
u.uu 


A cjo nn 

'f,'f£.0,Oi O.UU 


A A0(\ n77 tin 


s con <in 

0,JUU.JU 


n nn 
u.uu 


ft Rnn m 

OjOUU.OU 


Insurance & Bonds 




0.00 


655,394.00 


655,125.74 


268.26 


0.00 


268.26 


Employee Healtti & Life Insurance 






ft fiOQ QOn 70 


c coA AIR AR 
0,jZ*r,*f 10.40 


OQfl 1 1 9 R1 


OQO 1 1 CO 


n nn 
u.uu 


Veterans' Retirement 




0.00 


13,008.48 


13,008.48 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Employ. Retire. Unused Sick Leave 




0.00 


25,000.00 


20,918.27 


4,081.73 


0.00 


4,081.73 


Medicare Employers' Contr. 




0.00 


410,000.00 


410,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Salary Adj. & Add. Costs 




0.00 


24,300.93 


24,300.93 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Local TransH'raining Conf. 




0.00 


5,000.00 


4,028.14 


971.86 


0.00 


971.86 


Out of State Travel 




0.00 


1,500.00 


1,242.73 


257.27 


0.00 


257.27 


Computer Hdwe/Sftwe Maint & Expenses 


1,880.54 


70,000.00 


69,949.79 


1,930.75 


0.00 


1,930.75 


Annual Audit 




0.00 


20,000.00 


20,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Ambulance Billing 




2,217.84 


25,000.00 


22,540.04 


4,677.80 


0.00 


4,677.80 


Town Report 




0.00 


12,000.00 


8,108.70 


3,891.30 


0.00 


3,891.30 


Professional & Technical Services 




61,474.63 


125,500.00 


85,591.45 


101,383.18 


101,383.18 


0.00 


Reserve Fund 




0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified Subtotal 




188,181.40 


8.086,624.13 


7,859,230.75 


415,574.78 


399,495.81 


16,078.97 



Cun'ent Year Overlay 


0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


700,000.00 


Retirement Contributions 


0.00 


2,903,244.00 


2,903,244.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Offset Items 


0.00 


44,516.00 


0.00 


44,516.00 


0.00 


44,516.00 


Special Education 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Mass Bay Trans Auth. 


0.00 


418,167.00 


418,167.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


MAPC{Ch.688of1963) 


0.00 


6,061.00 


6,061.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 


0.00 


15,500.00 


16,060.00 


(560.00) 


0.00 


(560.00) 


Metro Air Poll. Cont Disl 


0.00 


6,378.00 


6,378.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Mosquito Control Program 


0.00 


45,250.00 


45,250.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


M.W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 


0.00 


1,856,063.00 


1,770,873.00 


85,190.00 


0.00 


85,190.00 


Charter Schools 


0.00 


41,260.00 


18,500.00 


22,760.00 


0.00 


22,760.00 


School Choice 


0.00 


15,547.00 


15,547.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Criminal Justice Training 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Essex County Tech Institure 


0.00 


26,316.00 


26,316.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Statutory Charges Subtotal 


0.00 


6,078,302.00 


5,226,396.00 


851,906.00 


0.00 


851,906.00 



Unclassified 


Memorial/Vets Day 


0.00 


5,000.00 


3,416.01 


1,583.99 


1,583.99 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Lease of Quarters 


0.00 


2,250.00 


750.00 


1,500.00 


750.00 


750.00 


Unclassified 


Stomi Water Mgmt Plan 


16,955.59 


0.00 


3,305.69 


13,649.90 


13,649.90 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Senior Tax Rebate Prog. 


442.00 


10,000.00 


7,978.51 


2,463.49 


2,463.49 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Site Cleanup Abigail Island 


24,980.01 


0.00 


6,519.62 


18,460.39 


18,460.39 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Facility Needs Study 


0.00 


115,000.00 


0.00 


115,000.00 


115,000.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Drainage Master Plan#1 


72,076.12 


71,000.00 


139,862.09 


3,214.03 


3,214,03 


0.00 


Wan'ant Articles Subtotal 




114,453.72 


203,250.00 


161,831.92 


155,871.80 


155,121.80 


750.00 



Town Manager 


Land Purchase Wildwood S 


0.00 


229,462.00 


229,462.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Cruisers 


0.00 


130,340.00 


129,224.80 


1,115.20 


0.00 


1,115.20 


Fire 


Ambulance 


0.00 


170,000.00 


153,910.00 


16,090.00 


8,300.00 


7,790,00 


Public Works 


Playground 


0.00 


50,000.00 


50,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Constnjction/Maint Vehicles 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


One Ton Dump Truck 


0.00 


127,000.00 


127,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 



-29- 




TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 

TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. FWD TO FY 07 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


C.FWDTO08 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 06 


FISCAL 2007 


FISCAL 2007 


FISCAL 2007 


FROM FY 07 


FISCAL 2007 


PuMcWofks 


Cemetefy Expansion 


58,723.00 


0.00 


8,717.36 


50,005.64 


50,005.64 


0.00 


School 


Security System 


49,960.62 


0.00 


49,960.62 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


School 


Vans 


0.00 


59,000.00 


58,817.00 


183.00 


0.00 


183.00 


School 


Burner Replacement 


10,800.66 


0.00 


3,800.00 


7,000.66 


0.00 


7,000.66 


School 


Roof Repairs 


9,816.43 


40,000.00 


49,740.05 


76.38 


0.00 


76.38 


Capital Outlay Subtotal 




129,300.71 


805,802.00 


860,631.83 


74,470.88 


58,305.64 


16,165.24 


GRAND TOTAL 




1.198,551.36 


68,310,950.72 


67,293,052.29 


2,216,449.79 


1,172,573.96 


1,043,875.83 



-30- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 

WATER DEPARTMENT 
ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



Actual Fiscal Actual Fiscal Actual Fiscal Actual Fiscal 
REVENUES: 2004 2005 2006 2007 



Water Receivables Rates 


3,176,866.29 


2,833,982.82 


3,020,256.92 


3,067,949.93 


Water Receivables Services 


18,182.79 


22,465.11 


32,817.48 


12,217.88 


Water Receivables Industrial 


10,973.64 


85,188.76 


19,706.65 


17,182.69 


VVdlcl r\eOclVdLllco v_>UI II IcOllUI lo 




ftQ ft99 47 


c^A Q9fi ^0 


4Q 'i98 9"^ 


Water Receivables Fire Protection 


44,378.57 


50,171.47 


52,057.99 


54,057.26 


Water Receivables Cross Connections 


29,597.13 


30,067.94 


26,709.30 


29,995.00 


Water Liens 


202,350.79 


129,532.86 


106,025.19 


125,591.94 


Special Assessments 


623.85 


435.95 


0.00 


0.00 


Property Rentals 


111,214.12 


76,199.04 


106,928.99 


0.00 


Miscellaneous 


350,999.27 


20,202.29 


132,285.56 


4,418,212.56 


Reimbursements 


6,644.94 


7,594.95 


18,220.95 


4,829.05 


Total Revenue 


3,982,059.95 


3,345,663.66 


3,569,935.53 


7.779,565.26 


Operating Costs 


3,851,233.30 


2,485,048.30 


3,535,119.18 


4.135,190.05 


Total Operating Costs 


3,851,233.30 


2,485,048.30 


3,535,119.18 


4,135,190.05 


Excess Revenues over Operating Costs 


130,826.65 


860,615.36 


34,816.35 


3,644,375.21 


Transfer to General Fund for Debt Sen/ice, 










Employees Benefits and Allocated Charges 


470,523.00 


493,508.00 


559,312.00 


610,580.00 


Excess of Expenditures and 










Transfers over Revenues 


(339,696.35) 


367,107.36 


(524,495.65) 


3,033,795.21 


Total Fund Balance - Beginning 


2,409,280.46 


2,069,584.11 


2,436,691.47 


1,912,195.82 


Total Fund Balance - Ending 


2,069,584.11 


2,436,691.47 


1,912,195.82 


4,945,991.03 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINING STATEMENTS OF REVENUES, 
EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 

Total 





Main Street 


Middle School 


Public Safety 


High School 


(Memorandum 




Sewer 


Project 


Building 


Renovation 


Only) 


Town Meeting Dates 


4/22/89 


4/26/97 


4/26/97 


4/21/01 




Initial Project Authorization 


747,000 


24,300,000 


7,986,000 


975,000 


34,088,000 


Dp\/CKj| icq- 












Intergovernmental 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Total Revenue 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


EXPENDITURES: 












Capital Outlay 












Total Expenditures 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


28,781.00 


28,781.00 


Excess of revenues over/under 












expenditures 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


(28,781.00) 


(28,781.00) 


Other Financial Sources(uses): 












Retirement of Bond Anticipation Notes 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Proceeds of General 












Obligation Bonds & Notes 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Operating Transfers 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Other Financial Sources/Uses 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Excess of revenues 












and other sources over 












(under) expenditures and 












other uses 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


(28,781.00) 


(28,781.00) 


FUND BALANCE JULY 1,2005 


56,000,60 


121,812.80 


3,615.92 


32,059.66 


213,488.98 


FUND BAU\NCE JUNE 30, 2006 


56,000.60 


121,812.80 


3,615,92 


3,278.66 


184,707.98 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON 
SCHEDULE OF LONG TERM DEBT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2007 



DESCRIPTION 
INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 
Comprehensive Middle 



YEAR YEAR 
ISSUE DUE 



RATE 



ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL PRINCIPAL 
PRINCIPAL OUTSTANDING BOND PRINCIPAL OUTSTANDING 

AMOUNT JUNE 30, 2006 ADDITIONS RETIREMENTS JUNE 30, 2007 



School 


06/2001 


06/2011 


4.5-5.0 


24,300,000 


12,161,500 





2,427,500 


9,734,000 


High School Renovation 


06/2001 


06/2011 


4.5-5.0 


975,000 


487,500 





97,500 


390,000 


Public Safety Building 


06/2001 


06/2011 


4.5-5.0 


5,986,000 


2,986,000 





600,000 


2,386,000 


Public Safety Building 


06/2001 


06/2011 


4.5-5.0 


2,000,000 


1,000,000 





200,000 


800,000 


General Government Land 


















Purchase 


12/2005 


06/2011 


3.9 








335,000 


67,000 


268,000 


Main Street Sewer Project 


06/2001 


06/2011 


4.5-5.0 


985,000 


485,000 





100,000 


385,000 


TOTAL INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 








34,246,000 


17,120,000 


335,000 


3,492,000 


13,963,000 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 



Fire Department 

It is with great pleasure that I submit the following annual report of the operations, activities and 
accomplishments of the Wilmington Fire Department for the year 2007. Fire Fighter David J. Currier 
retu"ed fi'om the Fu-e Department in July. Fire Fighters William Cavanaugh and Michael McManus 
were appointed to the department in September. In December they graduated from the Massachusetts 
Fire Fighting Academy 12-week recruit program as NFPA certified fire fighters. 

The manual force consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, five Lieutenants, thirty fire fighters, one full- 
time clerk and one part-time clerk. The following roster is provided: 

Fire Chief 
Daniel R. Stewart 



Deputy Fire Chief 
Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 

Lieutenants 
John Brown, Jr. 
Edmund J. Corcoran, III 
Daniel M. Hurley, Jr. 
Joseph T. McMahon 
Christopher J. Nee 

Clerks 
Linda K. DeMole 
Isabel E. Raschella - Part-Time 



Brian D. Anderson 
George A. Anderson, Jr. 
George A. Anderson, III 
Thomas C. Casella 
Wilham F. Cavanaugh 
Thomas W. Ceres 
Walter R. Daley 
Gary J. Donovan 
David R. Feyler 
Kenneth P. Gray 



Fire Fighters 

Eric M. Gronemeyer 
Wilham J. Herrick, Jr. 
Richard J. Hughes 
Andrew W. Leverone 
Richard T. McClellan 
John F. McDonough 
Terry L. McKenna 
Michael J. McManus 
Eric J. Nansel 
Robert E. Patrie, Jr. 



Christopher G. Pozzi 
Eric S. Robbins 
Gary P. Robichaud 
Frederick J. Ryan 
Daniel J. Stygles 
Charles R. Taylor, Jr. 
Robert W. Varey, Jr. 
Robert E. VassaUo, Jr. 
David P. Woods 
Robert J. Woods, Jr. 



The department responded to a total of 3,251 calls during 2007. 



Residential Buildings 10 

Residential (Other) 

Commercial Structures 

Commercial (Other) 4 
Chimney, Fireplaces & 

Woodburning Stoves 1 

Vehicles 18 

Brush, Grass or Rubbish 100 

Dumpsters 5 

False Alarms 241 



Ambulance/RescuesAVater 1,799 

Service Calls 767 

Carbon Monoxide Detectors 49 

Haz Mat 1 

Out of Town Assistance 128 

Haz Mat 3 

Fire 23 

Ambulance/Rescue 102 



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Estimated value of property endangered was $4,650,100. Estimated property loss $525,500. 



The following is a list of permits issued: 



Black Powder 
Blasting 

Class C Explosive 
Fire Alarm 
Flammable Liquid 
Oil Burner 
Truck 
Welding 
Plan Review 



4 
3 

74 
13 
142 
5 
8 
102 



Propane 
Smoke Detector 
Tank 

Miscellaneous 
Sprinkler 
Gas Stations 



57 
208 
69 
5 
47 
10 



TOTAL 



791 



As required by law, the Fire Prevention Bureau under the direction of Lieutenant Daniel Hurley 
inspected all schools, public buildings, nursing homes and flammable storage facilities. Other 
inspections listed below: 



Shift personnel inspected 282 residential/commercial properties for smoke and carbon monoxide 
detectors in compliance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148, Section 26F. This year we 
continued an in-service fire inspection program of commercial properties. One hundred twenty-eight 
inspections were conducted by on-duty shift personnel to identify and correct hazards while 
familiarizing themselves with the properties. 

Classrooms at all of the public schools K-5 have received instruction on fire safety by Lieutenant 
Daniel Hurley. The Safe Grant was funded and allowed for the continuation of fire safety education 
in the schools. Fire Fighters Terry McKenna, Erik Nansel, Christopher Pozzi and Fred Ryan 
instructed students in fire safety. Seniors at the Senior Center also received instruction on fire 
safety. 

The municipal fire alarm division personnel are Lieutenant Edmund Corcoran and Fire Fighter 
David Feyler. Their mission is to maintain and expand the Municipal Fire Alarm System/Keltron 
Digital Communicator to provide fire alarm signal transmission from the protected properties back 
to the Public Safety Dispatch Center. These alarm systems are installed in new and existing 
buildings. They are the quickest and most reliable way to transmit a fire alarm signal directly to the 
Fire Department. 

Two hundred thirty-six master boxes, sixteen street boxes, and twenty-five miles of wire currently 
make up the six circuits. All circuits and boxes are in good working order and all repairs due to 
weather related incidents or motor vehicles hitting utility poles have been corrected or are in the 
process of being corrected at the time of this report. 



New Residential Plans Review 

New Residential Fire Inspections 

New Industrial Plans Review 

Fire Inspection Industrial/Commercial 

Underground Tank Removals 

Underground Tank Installations 

Aboveground Tank Removals 

Oil Burner/Tank 

Propane 

Nursing Home Inspections 
Gas Station Inspections 



64 
64 
34 
70 
16 

3 
14 
142 
53 

8 
10 



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New Master Boxes installed in 2007: 



1227 Walgi-eens, 277 Main Street 

1229 Wilmington LLC, 335 Main Street 

6379 Wakefield Investments, 800 Research Drive 

New Keltron Digital Dialers installed in 2007: 

54 DiCenseo Properties, 80R Industrial Way 

55 Cummings Properties, 64 Concord Street 

56 Walgreen's, 277 Main Street 

57 A J's Kitchen, 162 Lowell Street 

58 WTiispering Pines, 195 Salem Street 

60 301 Ballardvale Street 

61 Lucci's Supermarket, 211 Lowell Street 

62 Wakefield Investments, 800 Research Drive 

Certification renewal classes and advanced training was attended at the ISMA seminar in April for fire 
alarm personnel. 

The Town of Wilmington continued the NIMS (National Incident Management System) training 
program for town employees. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all 
government, private sector and non-governmental organizations to work together during domestic 
incidents. 

I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to all members for their continued dedication and 
professionahsm serving the residents of the town. Sincere appreciation is also extended to all the 
members of the PoUce and Dispatch Departments for your efforts. 

As always, I would like to thank the Town Manager and his staff. Assistant Town Manager, 
Department Heads, the Board of Selectmen and the many organizations for their assistance during 
the past year. 




[ irc f ighter Casella recruits future fire fighters. 



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In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I hereby respectfully submit the annual 
report on the activities of the Wilmington Pohce Department for the year 2007. 

The Police Department's operation in the past year has remained relatively unchanged. The 
department maintains a Patrol and Speciahst division each under the command of a lieutenant. As 
crime trends fluctuate from year to year, our response to these trends remains proactive. Our efforts 
in prevention are the key to our success over all. We maintain many partnerships with 
organizations within the community as well as State and Federal agencies in an effort to provide the 
best police service available to the citizens of the Town of Wilmington. Officers assigned to patrol 
responsibilities maintain a vigilant watch on geographic sectors of the town and respond to calls for 
service and emergencies such as medical, motor vehicle accidents and disturbances. We continue to 
ask for the assistance of the community to assist us in our efforts to provide a peaceful and safe 
environment for our residents. Community involvement in security and prevention is the most 
critical relationship we encourage. We ask that all citizens take an active role in watching for, and 
reporting, any unusual persons or events in a timely fashion to allow officers the opportunity to 
investigate and take any appropriate action necessary. In these somewhat uncertain times, citizen's 
information has been the key to stalling several attempts on our Homeland Security. We cannot 
afford to delay or ignore any questionable activity, however small, as we have too much at stake. 
These criminal elements and factions typically use illegitimate means to fund attacks or breach 
security in an effort to disrupt our way of life. It is the responsibility of every citizen to take 
Homeland Security seriously. The Wilmington Police Department as well as other State and Federal 
Law Enforcement agencies encourages your assistance in our efforts to protect all that we cherish. 

Other partnerships the department has estabUshed and maintained are with our local schools, the 
District Attorney, Attorney General, Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigations 
and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Our involvement in the schools is evident in our commitment of 
two school resource officers, a full-time DARE officer and our Safety officer. We are involved in the 
school district's emergency planning efforts as well as providing security activities and assessment 
when needed. As has been the past practice of the department, we remain staunchly committed to 
our partnership with the Wilmington School Department. Our effort to reduce illicit drug activity 
remains both local and regional. We have several Task Force partnerships which allow the 
department to address this problem on both a local and federal level. Our partnerships allow us 
access to resources beyond those which can be provided locally. We presently have a detective 
assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force for the Boston/Lowell FBI Division. This allows us 
access to intelligence information via our security clearances to better address situations which may 
affect our community. Our partnerships with the computer crime initiatives through both the 
Attorney General's and District Attorney's offices, allow us access to the expertise needed to address 
Wilmington's concerns in this growing area of illicit activity and identity theft. 

The team of Officer Eric Palmer and K-9 
Kimo has once again excelled in many 
Regional and National competitions. In 
May they competed at the Regional 
United States Police Canine Association 
competition. The team won First Place 
in obedience. First Place in Agility and 
Top Dog All Around. Eric and Kimo 
later this year received the Certificate of 
Canine Excellence in competitions held 
by the International Police Work Dog 
Association. Many officers within the 
department assist Officer Palmer in 
Kimo's training. The team performs 
demonstrations at many school and civic 

events and continues to be a favorite of 
K-9 Kimo proud of his accomplishments at the ^j^g children 

Regional United States Police Canine Association Competition 





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The department has installed the new Computer Aided Dispatch and Automated Information 
Management system which was provided for us at Town Meeting. The Officers and Dispatchers 
have received training in the system and are becoming more accustom to the many features it offers. 
The Massachusetts State 911 system was recently upgraded in the Public Safety Dispatch Center. 
This upgraded system has many features that will assist the public safety departments in handling 
emergency calls for service. 

The following is the Departmental Roster of Personnel for 2007: 

Chief of PoUce, Michael R. Begonis 

Deputy Chief, Robert V. Richter 

Lt. Joseph A. Desmond, Operations/Grants 
Lt. J. Christopher Neville, Detective 

Sergeants 

David L. Axelrod David M. McCue, Jr. 

David J. Bradbury Brian T. Pupa 

Charles R. Fiore Scott A. Sencabaugh 

Detectives and Specialists 

Court/Inspector, James R. White Juvenile/Sex, Patrick J. King 

DARE, Julie M. Brisbois Narcotics, John M. Bossi 

Inspector, Thomas A. Miller Safety Officer, Brian M. Moon 

Inspector, David A. Sugrue School Resource, Chester A. Bruce, III 

Inspector, Patrick B. Nally School Resource, Brian T. Hermann 
Inspector, Brian J. Stickney 

Uniform Patrol Officers 



Christopher J. Ahern 
Ronald J. Alpers, Jr. 
Dan C. Cadigan 
Paul R. Chalifour 
John W. Delorey 
Daniel P. D'Eon 
Christopher J. Dindo 
Richard A. DiPerri, Jr. 
Anthony Fiore 

Clerical Staff 
Patricia Gustafson and Julie Clark 



Brian J. Gillis 
Francis D. Hancock 
Joseph F. Harris, Jr. 
Paul W. Jepson 
Paul A. Krzeminski 
Steven R. LaRivee 
Shawn W. Lee 
Louis Martignetti 
Stephen F. Mauriello 



Thomas A. McConologue 
Daniel E. Murray 
Eric T. Palmer/K-9 KIMO 
Dennis P. Rooney 
Jon C. Shepard 
Matthew D. Stavro 
Michael W. Wandell 




Chief Begoni.s with recently sworn in patrolmen 
Daniel D'Eon and Dennis Rooney. 



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The following are statistical data that reflect calls for service over the past year. 

Wilmington PoUce Department Statistics, Year 2007 



ARRESTS: 




SEX CRIMES: 




Arson 





Rape 


5 


Assault & Battery 


42 


Indecent Exposure 


4 


Breaking & Entering 


10 


Indecent A&B 


2 


Counterfeiting/F orgery 


2 


Other 


2 


Disorderly 


4 


TOTAL SEX CRIMES: 


13 


Larceny 


25 






Larceny Motor Vehicle 


2 


MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS: 




Liquor Laws 


9 


Seat Belt 


414 


Malicious Damage 


6 


Using Without Authority 


4 


Murder 





License Violations 


294 


Narcotics 


50 


Endangering 


8 


Operating Under the Influence 


55 


Leaving Scene Property Damage 


11 


Rape 


1 


Operating Under Influence 


55 


Receiving Stolen Property 


5 


Unregistered/Uninsured 


205 


Robbery 


3 


Speed 


2,914 


Sex Offenses, not Rape 





Other 


1.570 


Other 


156 


TOTAL VIOLATIONS: 


5,475 


TOTAL: 


370 


CITATIONS ISSUED: 




rKUlriUilVJii LUolODY: 




Warnings 


2,907 


Ages: 




Complaints 


178 


11/12 





Non- Criminal 


1,185 


13/14 


3 


Arrests 


115 


15 


3 


TOTAL CITATIONS: 


4,385 


16 


4 






17 


4 


CRIMES REPORTED: 




TOTAL UNDER 18: 


10 


Threats — Arson, Bombing, Killing 
Assault & Battery: 


24 


18 


5 


Knife 


2 


19 


4 


Other Weapon 


3 


20 


5 


Aggravated-Hand/F oot 


17 


21 


3 


Simple Assault 


66 


22 


6 


TOTAL ASSAULTS: 


112 


23 


4 






24 


8 


BREAKING & ENTERING: 




25/34 


27 


Residential 


43 


35/54 


25 


Non Residential 


25 


55& Over 


2 


Attempted 


4 


60 




TOTAL BREAKING & ENTERING: 


72 


TOTAL OVER 18: 


89 


ROBBERY: 




TOTAL PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 


103 


Firearm 
Other Weapon 
Strong Arm 
TOTAL ROBBERIES: 


4 
5 
4 
13 



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L.\RCENIES: 



INCIDENTS REPORTED: 



rocket ricking 


A 
4 


Homicide 


1 


Purse Snatching 





Disturbances 


201 


onopliiting 


16 


Domestic Problems 


114 


r rom Motor Vehicle 


86 


Assist Other Agencies 


224 


MA Parts & Accessories 


5 


rires Responded to 


99 


Bikes 


2 


Juvenile Complaints 


89 


From Buildings 


59 


Suspicious Activity, Persons, Vehicles 


865 


From Coin Machines 





Malicious Damage Complaints 


323 


Other 


150 


Prowlers Reported 


34 


1 U 1 AL LAKLtilNlllib: 


oly 


Other Lalls/Complaints 


20,912 






M/V Accidents 


492 


Frauds 


56 


A 1 

Alarms 


857 






Suicides & Attempts 


o 
y 


MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN- 








Autos 


1 8 






Trucks & Buses 


i 


OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS- 




Other Vehicles 


1 
i 


Restraining Orders Served 


OU 


lOlALM/V Inhirl: 


20 


Parking Tickets Issued 


o o o 

333 






rirearms l.D. Issued 


44 


Kll/UU V JirtliiJJ iVlUiUrv V JlirliUl-iili&. 




T • m T 1 

License To Carry Issued 


384 


Stolen Wilmington and Recovered 








Wilmington 


2 


Dealer Permits Issued 


1 


Stolen Wilmington and Recovered 




Reports to Insurance 




Out of Town 


3 


Companies and Attorneys 


555 


Stolen Out of Town and Recovered 








Wilmington 


3 


Animal Complaints 


560 


TOTAL RECOVERED: 


8 


Child Safety Seats 


453 



Animal Control 



Dogs Licensed 

Complaints 

Trips 

Trip Hours 

Animals Picked Up 

Animals Adopted 

Animals Picked Up Deceased 

Animals Quarantined 

Animals Euthanized 

Animals Released Back to Wild 

Total Days for Pets in Kennel 

Barn Inspections 

Pets Vaccinated at Rabies Clinic 

Citation Fees Issued 




Middlesex Avenue - Where the wild things are. 



Total Working Hours 1,801 



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FACILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE 



The Public Buildings Department is responsible for the maintenance of all town and school 
buUdings. We are responsible to ensure that facilities are properly cleaned and maintained for town 
employees, school children and personnel and the general public. We also repair town-owned traffic 
signals and assist the Water Department in maintaining their buildings. 

The following are the highlights of some of the projects 
completed during 2007: 

Routine maintenance was performed in all school and 
municipal buildings. 

Voting areas were set up for elections. 

Set up for Fourth of Jvdy Festivities. 

Chairs and choral risers were moved from school to 
school for musical concerts and plays. 

Chairs, staging and sound system were set up for the 
Annual Town Meeting. 

All schools were cleaned over the summer and ready for 
a clean, fresh start to the school year. 

New 1,325 square foot area of roof was replaced at 
Wilmington High School Auditorium. 

New boiler was installed at Wilmington High School. 

Set up Wildwood and Boutwell schools to accommodate 
full day kindergarten. 

New furnace, duct work and exterior lighting were 
installed at the Old South School (Food Pantry). 

New shingled roof was installed on the entire Senior Center. 

Renovated Circulation, Computer and Children's area of the Memorial Library. 

New floor tiles were installed at the High School in room 218. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the exterior and interior of the Bath House. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the exterior of the Senior Center. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the exterior of the July 4'** Building. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied in the corridor, stairways and cafeteria of the Woburn Street 
School. 

All town-owned traffic signals were maintained and repaired as needed. 

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, town departments, 
school administration and especially all the employees of the Public Buildings Department for their 
continued help, support and cooperation making 2007 a productive year. 




Public Buildings employee replaces 
window at Town Hall. 



The year 2007 was a quiet year for the Permanent Building Committee. All projects are now 
complete. We hope that in the future, the construction of a new fire sub-station in North Wilmington 
wUl be funded. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, town 
departments, school administration and especially the people of Wilmington in their support and 
cooperation for future projects. 



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Department of Public Works 

In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I, Donald N. Onusseit, hereby 
respectfully submit the annual report on the activities of the Wilmin^n Department of Public Works 
for the year 2007. 

The Department of PubUc Works consists of six (6) divisions: Highway, Tree, Cemetery, Parks and 
Grounds, Engineering and Water & Sewer. 

Mai or Public Works Projects : 

Woburn Street Sidewalk Project - Construction on the section of sidewalk on Woburn Street from 
Lowell Street to the Woburn city hne began in 2007. This project will involve drainage improvements, a 
continuous sidewalk from Lxjwell Street to the Woburn city hne and roadway reconstruction. Due to the 
water main construction in this section of Woburn Street, the majority of this project will not be 
accomphshed until 2008, with final roadway paving scheduled for the spring of 2009. 

Library Parking Lot Improvement Project - The 2007 Annual Town Meeting approved $77,000 in 
funding to expand and improve the parking lot for the Wilmington Memorial Library. The project 
includes drainage upgrading, granite curbing, new walkways, new pavement and other landscaping 
improvements for the existing parking area. The project also includes a new parking area adjacent to 
the existing parking lot with a connection between the existing upper, lower and new parking areas. 
Construction began in the summer and continued until winter shutdown. The project is scheduled to be 
completed in the summer of 2008. 

Highwav Division (658-4481) 

All regular highway maintenance work was carried out during the year, such as sweeping streets, 
instalHng street and warning signs, patching streets, cleaning catch basins, cutting brush along the 
roadsides, picking up trash along our roadsides, painting and replacing guardrails, repairing broken 
curbing, painting safety lines and crosswalks on streets, etc. 

Curbing : Approximately 1,473 hnear feet of damaged bituminous concrete curbing was replaced at 
various locations. 

Roadway Projects : 

The following roadway projects were undertaken by the Department of Public Works in 2007: 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing with Pavement Cold Planning : Chapter 90 funds from the 
Massachusetts Highway Department were used for a total of 18,006 linear feet (3.4 miles) of work on 
the following roadway projects: 

Carolyn Road (North Street to Marcia Road) - 1,323 linear feet 

Dadant Drive (North Street to North Street) - 1,781 linear feet 

Industrial Way (Progress Way to West Street) - 1,790 linear feet 

Linda Road (High Street to End) - 1,781 linear feet 

Longview Road (Middlesex Avenue to Dead End) - 727 linear feet 

Marcia Road (North Street to End) - 2,822 linear feet 

North Street (Middlesex Avenue to Marcia Road) - 3,603 linear feet 

Pineridge Avenue (North Street to Linda Road) - 956 linear feet 

Pleasant Street (Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road) - 843 linear feet 

Woburn Street (Concord Street to Allgrove Lane) - 2,380 linear feet 

MicroBurfacing : Chapter 90 funds were used for a total of 11,285 linear feet (2.1 miles) of 
microsurfacing (with crackseahng) on the following roadways: 



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Burlington Avenue (Boutwell Street to Burlington Line) - 4,408 linear feet 
Forest Street (BurUngton Avenue to Aldrich Road) - 4,170 linear feet 
Salem Street (Cunningham Street to Tewksbury Line) - 2,707 linear feet 

Snow & Ice Removal : The Highway Division recorded 36 inches of snow for the winter of 2006-2007. 
The average annual snowfaU for Wilmington is approximately 56 inches. 




Front End Loader with Snow Blower. 



Tree Division (658-2809) 

The Tree Division carried out aU regular 
maintenance work such as trimming, cutting, 
spraying, tree removal and tree planting. We 
removed roadside trees that were dead or 
interfered with pubhc safety at numerous 
locations. 

The Town Common was illuminated again this 
year with Christmas hghts installed by the Tree 
Division. 

Dutch Elm Disease : The Tree Division removed 
25 diseased Dutch Elm trees. 

Mosquito Control : The town contracts its 
mosquito control out to the Central 
Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project 
(CMMCP). The CMMCP practices Integrated 
Mosquito Management (IMM), blending state-of- 
the-art methods and techniques with expertise, 
experience and scientific research to provide 
member communities with modern, 
environmentally sound, cost effective mosquito 
control. As part of the effort to reduce the need 
for pesticides, they continue to expand their water 
management program. By cleaning clogged and 
overgrown waterways, mosquito breeding can be 
reduced, wetlands are restored and water quahty 
is improved. 




Tree Division employees remove 
fallen tree from raodway. 



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BTl mosquito larvicide is used to treat areas where mosquito larvae are found. They routinely check 
known breeding sites, but also encourage the public to notify them of any sireas they suspect could breed 
mosquitoes. Field crews will investigate all such sites and treat if needed. 

The goal is to handle all mosquito problems with water management or larviciding but it is recognized 
that there are times when adult mosquito spraying is the only viable solution. In such cases residential 
and recreational areas are treated with either hand-held or pick-up mounted sprayers. 



Cemeter\' Division (658-3901) 



All regular maintenance work was carried out throughout the year, such as mowing grass, weeding, 
trimming, resetting grave markers, pouring foundations for monuments, etc. 



Burials 



Died in Wilmington 30 

Died Elsewhere 37 

Xon-Resident 70 

Moved to New Lot 1 

TOTAL: 138 



Receip ts 



Interments 

Foundations 

Deeds 

TOTAL: 



$ 6 1,431.00 
$ 2,955.70 
$ 80.00 
$ 6 4,466.70 



(Cremations - 35; Infants - 2) 



Reserve 



Trust Fund 



Sale of Lots 
Refund Reserve 
TOTAL: 



27,350.00 
400.00 



$ 26,950.00 



Perpetual Care 
Refund Trust 
TOTAL: 



$ 2 9,350.00 
200.00 
$ 2 9,150.00 



GRAND TOTAL: 



$120,566.70 



Cemetery Expansion : The Department of Public Works continued the Phase 2 expansion adjacent to 
the Veterans' Section. When complete in 2008, this section will contain approximately 170 new lots (4 
grave, 2 grave and single grave) with 450 graves. 



Parks & Grounds Division (658-4481) 



All regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year such as cutting grass, trimming shrubs, 
aerating playing fields, marking ball fields for baseball, softball, football, field hockey and soccer. All 
fields and parks were fertihzed and brush was cleared from the air vents at all the town's schools. 

Athletic Field Projects : All fields were aerated and fertihzed during the year. Alumni Field at the high 
school was top dressed and reseeded in preparation for the start of the fall season. 

With cooperation from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (MDCR) and 
Rainwater Recovery, the Town's first municipal rainwater harvesting system was installed at the 
Boutwell School. The system consists of a 10,000 gallon underground tank which stores collected roof 
runoff from the school. A pump then sends the recycled water to the irrigation system of the adjacent 
playing field located behind the school. This system serves as a model for rainwater recycling at a time 
when water conservation is a major topic within Wilmington and the region. 



Engineering Division (658-4499 ) 



The Engineering Division assisted town departments, boards and commissions with engineering related 
projects. This included the review of subdivision plans, site plans and special permits for the Planning 
Board, Notice of Intent plan filings for the Conservation Commission and various Board of Appeals 
cases. The Division also established surety estimates for subdivision projects and performed 
construction inspections of subdivision roadways. In addition, surveying services and construction 
inspections were provided for various projects of the Department of PubUc Works. 



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Household Rubbish Collection. Disposal and Recycling (658-4481 ') 



The Department of Public Works is responsible for the town's various refuse disposal and recycling 
programs. These programs include household rubbish and recycling; appliance, television and computer 
monitor recychng; yardwaste recycling; waste oil collection; and household hazardous waste collection. 
If homeowners have any questions or complaints, please caU the above number. 

The yardwaste recycling program continued with the recycling of leaves, grass cUppings, brush and 
Christmas trees. In January, 3,090 Christmas trees (approximately 31 tons) were collected at curbside 
by the Department of Public Works. 

In 2007 the town collected the following amounts of trash and recyclable material: 



Water & Sewer Department (978-658-4711 ') 
Water : 

The Water Department had many projects this past year focusing on water quality and additional 
water supply. 

The refurbished Salem Street Pumping Station has been approved by the Department of 
Environmental Protection to once again produce one million gallons of water per day. The 
improvements aid the town's ability to supply the water needs of the community. 

A town-wide leak detection survey was performed on all 1,165 fire hydrants, 126 miles of large 
diameter water pipe and 7,348 water service pipes. During this procedure five leaks were found and 
repaired. The estimated leakage from the system was 9,000 gallons per day and was the result of 
leaking fire hydrants. 

The eleven master meters were inspected and calibrated. All were found to be in very good condition 
and are reading accurately. 

The MWRA pipeline project started and is 90% complete. The project consists of 12,250 feet of 20- 
inch and 3,100 feet of 16-inch water main. The pipe should allow us to import three million gallons 
of water per day to supplement the water demands of the community during water supply 
emergencies. If the town decides to join the MWRA water system, this pipeline would be used as our 
dedicated connection. 

Woburn Street had 5,580 linear feet of water main replaced. This area was identified in our water 
distribution master plan as a weak area in the water system. The project replaced an old 10-inch 
cast iron pipe with a new 16-inch cement lined ductile iron pipe. With this improvement in place, all 
of the adjoining neighborhoods will have much better fire protection and water quality available to 
them. 

Both water treatment plants received upgrades to enable chloramines to be used in the disinfection 
process as an alternative to chlorine. Chloramines provide for a more constant disinfection 
throughout the water system. They also reduce the formation of disinfection by-products and 
provide better compatibility with MWRA and Burlington water, which we purchase six months of the 
year. Both these sources use chloramines as their disinfection chemical. Chloramines are produced 
by mixing chlorine and ammonia together at a specific ratio to form a stable monochloramine. 



Trash Collected at Curbside 
Recyclables Collected at Curbside 
White Goods Collected at Curbside 
Yardwaste Collected at Curbside 
Yardwaste Delivered to Recycling Center 
Cathode Ray Tubes (TVs, Monitors) Collected 



10,321 



1,227 
84 
513 
773 



33 



Tons (Recycled) 
Tons (Recycled) 
Tons (Recycled) 
Tons (Recycled) 
Tons (Recycled) 



Tons 



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New self-contained breathing apparatus was purchased and installed in the plants. All plant 
employees were trained on its proper use and procedures on when to use them. This equipment is 
used in an emergency where a chlorine leak has jeopardized the safety of one of the plants operators. 
The calcium carbonate feeder system was upgraded with new variable frequency drives at the E. H. 
Sargent Water Treatment Plant. These units are more efficient and reliable than the original units 
they replaced. 

All three water storage tanks were inspected for regulatory compliance and structural integrity. The 
tanks are generally in good condition and minor repairs will be made in 2008 as soon as 
temperatures allow. 

A study was conducted at the Brown's Crossing Wellfield to determine the most feasible and 
enduring improvement to recover the lost production capacity of this major well. It has been 
determined that replacing the existing tubular wellfield with four 12-inch gravel packed wells would 
be the best option. The new wells would be installed above the flood plain, out of the wetlands and 
allow maintenance to more easily be performed. The new wells would be more efficient and should 
recover the lost capacity of the wellfield. 

During the months of May and June, the water main flushing and valve-exercising program was 
performed. The department performs the flushing of mains to remove sediments and tuberculation 
that have accumulated in the water pipes. About 7.2 million gallons of water were used to 
accomplish this task. This is a necessary procedure to produce the delivery of high-quality water to 
your home or business. At this time, all fire hydrants are inspected and repairs are made to any that 
are not in proper working condition. 

The department maintains and repairs all water mains, services, hydrants, valves, storage tanks, 
pumping stations and water treatment facilities in the town. In addition, the department removes 
snow and ice around the fire hydrants and assists the Highway Division with roadway snow and ice 
removal. 

Pumping Statistics : 



Maximum Gallons per Day 


2,408,700 




Maximum Gallons per Week 


15,220,496 




Maximum Gallons per Month 


62,937,395 




Average Gallons per Day 


1,867,039 




Average Gallons per Month 


56,789,101 




Total Gallons Purchased 


69,541,786 




Total Gallons per Year (Treated) 


681,469,211 




Total Gallons Produced 


751,010,997 




Total Gallons per Year (Raw) 


718,728,758 




Precipitation Statistics: 






Annual Rain Fall (Inches) 


34.12 




Annual Snow Fall (Inches) 


79.55 




Consumption Statistics: 


Gallons 


Percentage of To 


Municipal Use 


11,239,388 


1.5 


Residential Use 


443,707,496 


59.1 


Commercial Use 


37,632,276 


5.0 


Industrial Use 


204,391,082 


27.2 


Annual Water Main Flushing 


7,197,585 


1.0 


Miscellaneous Hydrant Use 


69,020 


0.0 


Total Accounted F'or Pumped( 


704,236,848 


93.8 


Unaccounted for Use (Gallons) 


46,774,149 


6.2 



The difference between accounted for and unaccounted for water consists of water lost to 
main and service breaks, fighting fires, street sweeping and theft. 



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Water Distribution : 



The following new water mains were constructed in 2007: 

Water Mains Installed Length Size Hydrants 

Adelaide Street 410' 8" 

Dobson Street 265' 6" 

Garden Avenue 235' 8" 

Hanson Road 115' 8" 

Hopkins Street 800' 8" 

Leonard Drive 700' 8" 

Marjorie Road 400' 10" 

Winter Street 60' 10" 



Water Mains Replaced : 

Woburn Street 5,580' 10" to 16" 

Total water mains installed in 2007 were 260 feet of 6-inch, 2,260 feet of 8-inch and 460 feet of 10- 
inch. There were 5,580 feet of 10-inch water main replaced with 16-inch water main. There were 6 
fire hydrants and 46 services installed in the system. 

Sewer Collection System : 

Sewer : 

In 2007 the department continued to maintain and clean sewer Hnes as necessary. Leaks, blockages 
and structural deficiencies are corrected when a problem is detected. In 2005, all needed repairs 
were made to the existing sewer mains and service connections therefore the sewer system is 
generally in good shape. The 36-inch interceptor is the last remaining piece of the system to be 
rehabilitated. The department will be moving forward on correcting this section of the Town's sewer 
system starting in 2008. 




The "Big Wheels at the Library" were a big hit with these folks. 



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HUMAN SERVICES & CONSUMER AFFAIRS 

Library 

2007 was an exciting j'ear of transformation of our public library from a dull and dated building to a 
vibrant and welcoming place for Wilmington residents. The makeover of the first floor of the library 
that began in 2006 continued this past year. The first floor redesign included the expansion of public 
Internet computers from six to twelve on 
handsome workstations, a new circulation 
desk with a matching new reference desk and 
the relocation of the magazine reading area 
with comfortable reading chairs near the 
windows. Behind the library's circulation 
desk, four photographs depicting 
Wilmington's Town Common in winter, 
spring, summer and fall not only added color 
and warmth, they provided a sense of the 
library's connection to the Town Common. 
Thanks to the Wilmington Arts Council for 
purchasing these photographs that were 
taken by photographer Alex Rodeski. A 24/7 
curbside book and media return purchased by 
the Friends of the Library was installed in 
March giving patrons the convenience of 
returning library material any time of day 
right from their cars. 




Library patron enjoys the convenience of new 



curbside book and media return. 



The newly designed first floor of the library 
was showcased on Sunday May 20"^ at the 
Friends of the Library lO"' Anniversary 
Reception. All the donors of the 2006 Annual 
Appeal and those who supported the makeover 
were invited. Approximately 90 guests 
enjoyed refreshments, music and socializing 
with fellow library supporters. It is 
noteworthy that the Friends of the Library 
have donated over $75,000 in funding support 
to the library since 1997. 

The makeover of the Children's Room was 
launched in July with some unexpected 
funding. Wilmington Memorial Library was 
notified that it was one of three libraries in the 
nation selected to receive funding from "the 
Idearc Media American Library Association 
(ALA) Reading Renovation Volunteer Project" 
that included $20,000 and volunteer help to support the project. The other project locations were 
Fort- Worth, TX and Washington, DC. In order to meet the November deadline for completion of the 
project, the hbrary staff hit the ground running to plan a vibrant remake of the Children's Room 
with a focus on the pre-school area. Sixty-five volunteers from Idearc Media contributed over 300 
hours in three days in the middle of November, painting the Children's Room, the Teen Zone, rest 
rooms, the Bicentennial Room, the staff room and selected areas on the first floor. Idearc Media 
graphic artists created murals based on the theme of Wilmington's historic Baldwin apple. New 
shelving with cut out designs of animals and a Baldwin apple puppet theater were funded by Idearc 
Media. The Friends of the Library purchased the new tables and chairs and paid for the upholstery 
of the couch with beautiful red fabric that completed the new look in the pre-school area. 




Friends ol the Library 10th Anniversary Celebration. 



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The makeover of the Teen Zone coincided with 
the makeover of the Children's Room. In 
Jvdy, the Massachusetts Board of Library 
Commissioners approved the hbrary's 
apphcation for "Serving 'Tweens and Teens" 
grant in the amount of $20,000. The two year 
federal grant supported the makeover of the 
Teen Zone with the purchase of new furniture. 
The Town's budget funded the new shelving' 
and six new computers in the Teen Zone. The 
grant also supported the creation of a Teen 
and 'Tween Advisory Board. In addition, the 
grant will help to expand the teen collection 
as well as develop program initiatives in 
science, technology, consumerism and visual 
Uteracy. 

On December lO*'', the public was invited to the celebration of the newly remade Children's Room 
and Teen Zone. Town Manager Michael A. Caira and Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Michael 
J. Newhouse officially thanked Idearc Media for its donation to the hbrary and the Friends of the 
Library for its continued support for the makeover. Michael Bowling, from the American Library 
Association, and Anthony Borrelli from Idearc Media, both were present at the celebration ceremony 
and indicated that they were pleased to be a part of the makeover of the Wilmington Memorial 
Library. Puppeteer Sparky Davis delighted children and adults with a special puppet show in the 
new puppet theater. Her humorous presentation told the story of the Baldwin apple's origin in 
Wilmington. 





Although the focus in 2007 was the 
makeover of the library, traditional services 
continued to be offered along with a variety 
of interesting programs and some new ways 
of reaching our patrons. For Wilmington 
Reads 2007, residents voted to read Before 
You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian. 
On February 28*^, 175 people came to the 
Wilmington Middle School for the 
Wilmington Reads kick off event "An 
Evening with Chris Bohjahan." The 
hbrary's third annual town wide reading 
program was generously supported by the 



New puppet theater in Children's Room. 



Friends of the Library and local businesses and 
organizations who contributed over $5,000. The Annual 
Poetry Contest was held in April with the theme 
"birthdays" inspiring over 200 creative writers to submit 
entries. The Wilmington Garden Club created eight floral 
arrangements based on different books. These 
arrangements were on display at the library April 13*^ 
through April IS'**. Other programs held during the year 
included an Irish music performer, an introduction to feng 
shui, an impersonation of William Shakespeare as "the 
lunatic, the lover and the poet" and how to develop 
backyard bird sanctuaries. One of the most popular 
programs offered in 2007 was one held in October on how to 
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An evening of Irish music one of many programs 
offered to library patrons. 




Local youngsier found a new friend at the 
pening zoo sponsored by the library. 



"Crazy about Science," the annual summer reading 
program, registered 661 children. On June 22"'', a record 
number of 400 children and parents came to the Wildwood 
Street parking lot to see the town's "Big Wheels." Children 
enjoyed sitting in the front seat of the fire truck, checking 
the inside of the ambulance and the police cruiser and 
blasting the horn on the DPW's front end loader. Other 
summer programs included Mad Science Workshops with 
presentations on optical illusions and slippery science. The 
live wolf program and the animal petting zoo also proved to 
be very popular. The summer reading program for teens 
followed a similar theme with "Down to A Science." Program 
offerings for teens during the summer included forensic 
science investigation, aerodynamic paper planes and 
making your own ice cream. It was great to have 141 teens 
sign up for the summer reading program. In the fall. Teen 
Services Librarian, Brandy Banner, invited middle school 
and high school students to join the Teen Advisory Group. 
This group meets monthly to offer feedback on the kinds of 
materials, services and programs that they would like to see 
in our Ubrary. 



Two librarians received noteworthy 
awards this past year. Susan MacDonald, 
Children's Librarian, was the recipient of 
the Phyllis Allen Smith North Shore 
Council's annual Celebrate Literacy 
Award. According to the award letter, 
Susan MacDonald was selected for her 
dedication to literacy, for her tireless work 
over many years at the Wilmington 
Memorial Library, for the excellence of 
her programs for children, for encouraging 
children to read and love Uterature and 
for her deep understanding and 
knowledge of books and children. 
Charlotte Wood, Technical Services 
Librarian, was one of three Massachusetts 
Ubrarians to win a trip to the 2007 
American Library Association (ALA) 
annual conference held in June in 
Washington, DC. All expenses were paid 
by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 




All you can read buffet. 



Wilmington Memorial Library was awarded first place in the Web Site Category of the PubUc 
Relations Awards at Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Conference in Sturbridge, 
Massachusetts on May 3^^. Winners were chosen by a panel of independent judges from the public 
relations, press and library fields. Evaluation criteria included graphic design, originality and 
presentation. Over 85 entries were submitted in 17 categories. The library now provides a museum 
pass reservation feature on its web site, allowing patrons to see what passes are available via the 
web site and to book the pass on their own computer. The library began offering an on-line 
newsletter that is sent weekly to any subscribers e-mail account. The newsletter provides 
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On Saturday, April 28*, The Friends of the 
Library had the grand opening of the "Book 
Store Next Door" at 183 Middlesex Avenue. 
Gently used donations of books, videos, DVDs 
and CDS are available for sale and for 
donation every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 
p.m. This endeavor has proven to be a 
wonderful community service in that it 
provides a place for residents to recycle their 
books, a place to find wonderful reads at 
bargain prices and a place for volunteers to 
raise funds for hbrary improvements. By the 
end of December, the Book Store Next Door 
had raised over $12,000. Thanks to all the 
volunteers who contributed to this success. 
The Friends of the Library also launched its 
second annual appeal in late November with 
the goal of raising $25,000 to complete the 
makeover of the Children's Room. Thanks to 
all donors who gave a total of over $9,000 by 
the end of December. 

Linda Callahan, Reference and Adult Services Librarian, whose characteristic cheerful smile and 
helpfulness was well known to many library patrons, will officially retire in February of 2008. Linda 
came to the library in November, 1996 as the Circulation Librarian and was promoted to Reference 
and Adult Services Librarian in February, 2002. She was instrumental in developing a variety of 
new services and programs including the successful town-wide reading program "Wilmington 
Reads." Linda was also a creative force in spearheading the makeover of the library. Charlotte Wood 
was appointed to the position of Assistant Library Director on December 31^'. Charlotte was 
previously Technical Services Librarian at the Wilmington Memorial Library and was very involved 
in developing the library's technology plan as well as in the makeover of the library. 

The entire library staff is acknowledged for their dedicated enthusiasm and hard work in creating 
the makeover of the library and for their continued commitment to excellent customer service. 
However, the library staff recognizes that the makeover of the library is not just about physical 
changes in the building but also about transforming library services to better respond to the 
changing interests and needs of the community. Keeping in mind our mission "to enrich the 
community by providing access to intellectual, cultural and recreational resources to all citizens," the 
library will reinvent itself as needed to remain a relevant and dynamic presence in our town. 

LIBRARY STAFF 

Administration: 

Christina A. Stewart, Library Director 
Gloria Corcoran, Administrative Assistant 

Adult Services: 

Linda Callahan, Reference and Adult Service Librarian 
Linda Pavluk, Circulation Librarian 
Ruth Ellen Donnelly, Adult Circulation Assistant 
Laurie Lucey, Part-Time Reference Librarian 
Carol MacDougall, Desiree Maguire, Maureen Walsh 
Part-Time Library Assistants 

Part-Time Library Pages 
James Clancy, Nicholas Hayes, 
Amanda Morgan, David To 




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Children's Services: 



Susan MacDonald, Children's Librarian 
Barbara Michaud, Assistant Children's Librarian 
Karen Whitfield, Children's Circulation Assistant 

Brandy Danner, Teen Services Librarian 
Barbara Bresnahan, Part-Time Library Assistant 

Part-Time Library Pages 
Jordan Higgs, Nicole losue 
Joseph Mahoney, Kate Stevenson, Andrew Volpe 

Technical Services: 

Charlotte Wood, Head of Technical Services 
Linda Harris, Assistant Technical Services Librarian 
Diane DeFrancesco, Technical Services Assistant 



LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 2007 



Hours Open Weekly 

Winter 64 

Monday through Saturday 9-5 
Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Summer 56 
Monday through Friday 9-5 
Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Population 22,616 

Number New Patrons Registered 868 

Total Registered Borrowers 14,998 

Number of library visits 131,919 

Number of Items in Collection 78, 1 13 

Items per capita 3.45 

Subscriptions 148 

Museum Passes 10 

Circulation 205,454 

Circulation per capita 9.08 

Interlibrary Loan 42,454 

To other libraries 22,679 

From other libraries 19,775 

Requests Placed 31,807 

Reference and Reader's Services 7,501 

Internet Use 15,923 



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Conference Room 
Library 
Community 



276 
22 



298 



Library Programs 



284 



Children's Programs 
Teen Programs 
Adult Programs 



167 
58 
59 



Total attendance at programs 



8,068 



Children's Programs 
Teen Programs 
Adult Programs 



6,329 
735 
1,004 



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Art: 



Council 



Over the years the Wilmington Arts Council has heard wonderful comments about the Wilmington 
Arts Center and how fortunate we are to have this wonderful building to use for our classes, 
concerts, shows and events. We never take it for granted! Most of the surrounding towns do not 
have an Arts Center. Yes, the building is a little old (approximately 167 years), but we have 
wonderful light (sunlight and artificial) for our classes, a-top-of-the-line grand piano for our recitals 
and concerts, a large hall for our events, parking and a supportive town! 

Every year the Council works to keep our programs active, but our main purpose is to run the grant 
program from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Each year all Massachusetts towns are given a 
sum of money to grant to individuals and groups to support their artistic endeavors, thereby 
exposing our residents to the Arts in all forms. In 2007, the Arts Council was allocated $4,070 to 
distribute. The Council received grant requests of over $15,000. This is not an easy job! 

When discussing the distribution of grant money, one of our main objectives is to spread out the 
grants to benefit as many Wilmington residents as possible. This includes the library, senior 
citizens, schools and the general public. In the fall of 2007, the Arts Council gave out the following 
grants: two musical programs for seniors, a field trip to the Boston Museum of Science and one to the 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School, a 
flute and guitar musical program and two museum passes for the library to the Museum of Fine Arts 
and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. A wonderful orchestra will be playing on the Town 
Common this summer sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 

One of the most popular activities at the Arts Center is our classes. There are four watercolor 
classes available with two artists: Louise Anderson and Carolyn Latanision. Our new oil and acrylic 
class, taught by Susan O'Briant, has proven to be very popular. All three of our teachers are very 
successful artists with numerous shows and awards. During the summer months when there are no 
formal classes, there is an "open studio" day at the center each week, when artists are invited to 
paint or draw on their own. We also have a Quilter's Day one Saturday a month. Those sewing 
machines just hum along! 

With the advent of our grand piano, the number of recitals has grown every year. Along with local 
piano and vocal teachers, the Merrimack Valley Music Teachers have several each year. In 
December, the local Brookside Nursery School had two recitals with three to five year old children. 
Another wonderful show was held in September. Artist and teacher, Patti Poirier, had an art show 
featuring her students ages eight to thirteen, again all Wilmington residents. The Council also 
sponsored the Stuart Highland Bagpipe Band in July on the Town Common. It was one of the most 
popular concerts last summer. The Bagpipers and the Sweet Adelines rehearse at the center all 
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A report about the Wilmington Arts Council would not be complete without a mention of our two 
most popular events. Those are our 27"> Annual Art Show in June and our Christmas Concert in 
December. Bruce Margeson. our piano player extraordinaire, plays at both well-attended events. 

The Wilmington Ai-ts Council is continually trying to reach out to the residents of Wilmington. This 
year the Council donated four beautiful photographs (Seasons at the Common) to the Wilmington 
Library. They are located behind the new circulation desk. The Council has also lent the paintings 
at the Arts Center to the library. Hopefully, this spring the Arts Council will be donating a hanging 
system for the first floor area. 

Our other "reaching out project" is for Wilmington High School. Last June the Arts Council 
sponsored two $1,000 scholarships to Wilmington Seniors going on to college, one will be studying art 
and the other music. 

The Arts Council always has good ideas, but sometimes it is hard to get it all done! On the docket for 
2008 is a new sign for the Arts Center and a new class of quilted fabric collage! 

Sarah D, J, Carter Lecture Fund Committee 

Sarah Davis Jaquith was born in Wilmington in 1832 and was married to Cyrus Lewis Carter in 
1874. Before her death in 1907, she made a provision in her will stating, "I give and bequeath to the 
Town of Wilmington the sum of six thousand dollars in trust to invest the principle sum and to 
expend the income in maintaining courses of program for the benefit of the people of Wilmington." 

The Sarah D. J. Carter Committee was formed in 1910. Since that time, the committee has 
continued to bring to the people of Wilmington interesting and entertaining programs. 

The committee spends many hours choosing a program which they feel the residents of Wilmington 
will enjoy. The "Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society" were presented as this years act. This lively 
group of musicians performed a wide variety of folk music which was enjoyed by young and old. 

The concert was presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening. May 11"^, in the Wilmington Middle 
School Auditorium. Over 100 people shared a very pleasant evening at this concert presented free of 
charge by the Sarah D. J. Carter Committee. 




(jlouceslcr Hornpipe & Clog Society. 

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Historical Commission 



The Wilmington Historical Commission continues to strive to preserve and conserve Wilmington's 
historical buildings and sites and to educate our citizens of the town's rich history. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission continues to work on the preservation of the Butters 
Farmhouse which was acquired by the Town of Wilmington in October 2006. 

Arthur Krim was hired as a consultant to complete the nomination of the Butters Farmhouse to the 
National Register of Historic Places. Being named to the National Register will be an honor for the 
town as this would indicate the Butters Farmhouse is a historical landmark of National Historic 
importance. Being on the National Register status is also a key component for grant applications. 

William Finch of Finch & Rose in Beverly was contracted to do a historic structures report of the 
Butters Farmhouse. This report has outlined the historical elements of the building which need to 
be preserved as renovations proceed. Architectural plans will be based on the historic structures 
report. 

Meanwhile, the Historical Commission continues to research grants and other additional funding for 
this renovation project. The goal of the Historical Commission is to see a family live in this historical 
landmark as they have for the past 300 years. 

The Town of Wilmington, through a Warrant Article, voted to rescind the $450,000 to purchase the 
Butters Farmhouse. This was due to the fact that the town had received an appropriation of 
$450,000 for the purchase and preservation of the Butters Farmhouse. Again, the Wilmington 
Historical Commission wishes to acknowledge and thank Representative James Miceli, 
Representative Charles Murphy and Senator Bruce Tarr who were instrumental in the acquisition of 
these funds. 

The Butters Farmhouse website, www.buttersfarm.org continues to be maintained and updated by 
Blain D. Smith. 

Donations continue to come in from those who realize the importance of the Butters Farmhouse to 
the town and who want to contribute to its future preservation needs. 

The first "Welcome to Historical Wilmington" packets were sent out to new residents. These packets 
include a map of Historic Wilmington, information regarding the five National Register of Historic 
Districts in Wilmington and information regarding activities at the Wilmington Town Museum at 
the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern. 

The Historical Commission was pleased to welcome over 140 descendants of the Harnden family 
during the first annual North American Harnden family reunion at the Harnden Tavern. 

Memberships in the National Trust Forum, Preservation Massachusetts, the American Association 
for State and Local History, the New England Museum Association, the American Museum 
Association and Historic New England were renewed. 

The Historical Commission continues to oversee activities at the Wilmington Town Museum at the 
Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern. We work closely with, and support the efforts of, Museum Curator 
Terry McDermott. Attendance at activities held continues to grow. The Commission thanks the 
citizens of Wilmington for their interest in the programs presented. 

The Commission thanks the Friends of the Harnden Tavern for their hard work and support. Their 
Harvest Festival and Christmas Social were very enjoyable to those who attended. We also thank 
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Thank you to the Town Administration for all their support in the Historical Commission's 
endeavors. Thanks also to the Public Buildings Department and the Public Works Department for 
their continued support and to the Wilmington Police Department for their help during the weekend 
of the Harnden Reunion. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission meets on the second Monday of the month. 




Ephriam Buck House 



Col. Joshua Hamden Tavern and Wilmington Town Museum 

Wilmington's Town Museum is proud to "preserve and present our community's history." The past 
year at the Museum was the busiest year yet! Some of the events at the Town Museum in the past 
year included: 

February - Henny Penny Collection Grand Opening and Reception 

Henry Wilson Sargent, a/k/a Henny Penny, was a Wilmington resident of the 
early twentieth century, well known locally as an eccentric mechanical 
genius. Mrs. Helen Hayward, formerly of Wilmington, donated the toy steam 
engines and various other mechanical and hand carved wooden pieces which 
were the core of this exhibit. Also on display were some of Henny Penny's 
family photos, documents and a print, all donated by Ruth Swenson. 

May - Camp 40 Acres Day 

Rick and Cathy Barry of Camp 40 Acres presented an outdoor hands-on 
exhibit of activities available to children who attend this popular local camp. 
This was a great opportunity for the Museum to work with a local 
organization, while presenting another aspect of history to our young visitors 
- many camping activities are based upon the basic survival skills of earlier 
times. 

July & Brown Bag Lunch and Games 

August - On Fridays throughout the summer, guests were invited to eat lunch on the 

lawn of the Tavern, overlooking the Wilmington Garden Club's herb garden, 
followed by simple games and crafts for children. Shuttlecock (or 
badminton), cup and ball and the game of graces were among the old 
fashioned activities available to visitors on these days. 

September - Harvest Festival with the Friends of Harnden Tavern 

The Friends' Harvest Festival is always a very popular event, and this year's 
presentation, organized by Joyce Murray, was the most successful ever! Over 
one hundred people visited the Museum on this day to see demonstrations of 
cooking, fabric dying, spinning wheel use, candle making and more. Visitors 
also were able to tour the Tavern building and grounds as well as the 
agricultural tool exhibit in the Carriage House. A quill pen was on hand for 
those patriots who wished to sign the Declaration of Independence! 



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October - Larz Neilson's Native American Artifact Exhibit 

These artifacts were put on display in celebration of Archaeology Month 
(October) in Massachusetts. The late Larz Neilson, a well known local 
newspaper editor, assembled this collection of items found in Wilmington. 
Many town residents remember it from past showings. The Museum's 
current expanded exhibit has brought the collection to the attention of a new 
and younger audience. 

December - Annual Holiday Social with the Friends of Harnden Tavern 

As always, the Friends' Hohday Social offered guests the chance to socialize, 
enjoy delicious food and holiday music while relaxing in the festive 
atmosphere of the beautifully decorated Harnden Tavern. Local Girl Scout 
troops sang Christmas carols; additional musical entertainment was provided 
by Warren Newhouse and friends on the guitar, Katelyn McFeeters playing 
harp and June Cabelli on our nineteenth century piano organ. 

Another very important event which took place at the Wilmington Town Museum at the Harnden 
Tavern this year was the first annual North American Reunion of the Harnden family. The Harnden 
family, of which Joshua Harnden of the Harnden Tavern was one, originated in Wilmington, a part 
of Reading in the late seventeenth century. Virtually all North American Harndens trace their 
family ancestry back to the Wilmington Harndens. For one weekend in August, the family organized 
events in the area, including a visit to the Harnden Tavern and other Harnden related sites in 
Wilmington. It was a wonderful experience to meet so many people, many of whom had never visited 
Wilmington and could trace their family tree back to our earliest citizens. Museum staff created a 
special Harnden Family exhibit to be on display for this event and before the Harnden family left 
town, some family relics were donated to the Museum to supplement our own collection. 

The Museum's collection of artifacts and documents from other local families and organizations 
continued to expand in 2007. Photos and documents were donated by the Swenson, Woodside, 
Durkee, Ruggerio and Conary families. The Wilmington High School Athletic Department donated a 
photo of Olympic Speedskater Jeanne Ashworth. The Blaisdell family donated a beautiful 
handmade quilt. The Berghaus family donated an early twentieth century Grandfather clock. 

Volunteers, as always, are essential to the continued success of the Museum. An extraordinary 
volunteer effort took place on the grounds of the Tavern in July when the Wilmington Historical 
Commission, the Friends of Harnden Tavern, the Wilmington Company of Minutemen, members of 
the Wilmington Garden Club and some local Boy Scouts united for a landscaping party! Using 
mulch donated by Bob Engel and Son Landscaping and the Town of Wilmington, as well as tools 
brought by the volunteers, the group mulched, pruned, chpped and edged, creating a tremendous 
improvement on the grounds that was favorably noticed by many local citizens. 

Many other volunteer efforts continued throughout the year. The Wilmington Garden Club kept the 
herb garden beautiful. Members of the Berghaus family offered support, assistance and expertise for 
the Museum's events and day-to-day operations. Boy Scout John Van Roosendaal spent several 
afternoons at the Museum doing cleaning and general yard work. Summer intern Jessica Lynn 
Barry was indispensable during the summer months, assisting with tours, helping to create a new 
Museum brochure for visitors and working with WCTV on a video tour of the Museum among many 
other tasks. Bertha Deprez led the Garden Club, but she also did anything else that needed doing. 
If you enjoyed the exhibits at the Museum, thank Adele Passmore whose artistic sense, wedded to a 
passion for Wilmington's history, allowed her once again to create relevant and interesting displays 
that capture the imagination of all who view them. 

The Town of Wilmington has always been supportive of the Town Museum and nowhere is that more 
evident than through the assistance and services provided by various Town departments to the 
Museum. As always, the Town's Public Buildings Department can be relied upon to maintain the 
building, including their ability to fix what is broken. The DPW keeps the driveway plowed and they 
assisted with many yard work projects this year. The Wilmington Senior Tax Work-Off Program 



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continues to send energetic and enthusiastic seniors to the Museum. The Museum is proud to 
maintain a working relationship with the Wilmington Memorial Library, the Wilmington Recreation 
Department and the Wilmington Public School system; the support of the Town Manager's office is 
unwavering and greatly appreciated. 

The Friends of Harnden Tavern continue in their unique mission to support the building that houses 
our Town Museum. The Harvest Festival and the Holiday Social were, as always, extremely popular 
events and they would be inconceivable without the Friends. The support of the Friends continues to 
be a source of strength and vitality for the Town Museum. 

The Wilmington Town Museum at the Harnden Tavern belongs to the citizens of Wilmington. We 
invite you to visit the Museum and tell us what you think. What would you like to see? Do you have 
an interesting story to tell? The Town Museum is there to serve you. 

In 2007 more people than ever visited the Museum! Approximately 682 visited the Museum 
throughout the year. 

Winter Hours Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

First Sunday of month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Fourth Wednesday of month, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Functions Harnden Family Reunion 

Historical Commission Monthly Meetings 

Friends of Harnden Tavern 
Monthly Meetings 
September - Harvest Festival 
December - Holiday Social 

Community Use 

Recreation Department - Girls' Tea Parties 
Camp 40 Acres Day 

Boy and Girl Scout Troops - Site Tours 
Students' Historical Research 

Senior Center - Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program 

Museum Programs 

Children's Programs 

Girls' Tea Parties 
Camp 40 Acres Day 

"Brown Bag Lunch & Games" Summer Program 

Adult Programs 

Henny Penny Collection Grand Opening and Reception 
Larz Neilson's Native American Artifact Exhibit 

Family Programs 

Camp 40 Acres Day 

"Brown Bag Lunch & Games" Summer Program 
Friends' Harvest Festival 

Larz Neilson's Native American Artifact Exhibit 
Friends' Holiday Social 



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Recreation Department 



The Recreation Department's continuing goal is to offer high quahty, relevant programs and services 
to the residents of Wilmington. The Recreation Department often provides solutions to new 
challenges faced by residents in evolving life situations. New residents can meet others, parents can 
find a wide variety of programs for their children, "empty nesters" might take ballroom dance lessons 
or enjoy theater or sporting event tickets and residents of all ages continue to reap the benefits of 
group travel and assorted exercise programs. The Recreation Department has been in full-time 
operation for 37 years. The Department is located in Room 8 at Town Hall. Office hours are 8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The Recreation Commission, formed in 1953, acts in an advisory and policy making capacity. 
Volunteer members are: C. Michael Burns, Chairman; Sheila M. Burke, Vice -Chairman; Maribeth 
Crupi, Secretary; Charles Biondo and Mark Kennedy. Commissioners are active in various groups, 
committees and clubs throughout town. 



The Recreation Office remains small, with only two full-time employees (director and senior clerk) 
and one part-time staff (office assistant). In addition, there are over 90 part-time and seasonal 
employees and over two hundred volunteers who help to run the department's programs. The 
department offers, on a year-round basis, an ever-changing slate of activities for residents of all ages. 
While the office is open Monday through Friday, recreation programs are scheduled virtually every 
day of the week and into the evening hours. 



The Recreation Department stays as flexible and affordable as possible. Registration fees remain 
low, especially in comparison to other towns or organizations. The department is funded by a variety 
of sources. The town appropriated budget provides for a full-time director and clerk as well as some 
Umited supplies and staff training costs. Program fees fund the position of the part-time clerk. A 
combination of program fees and donations heavily supplement the town-funded budget. We strive 
to keep fees and costs low by utilizing cost-saving methods including the bid process, fund-raising 
and in-kind services. We continue to search for innovative ways to generate funds to offset costs for 
the recreation consumer. 




Volunteers are critical to the success of Recreation 
programs. Volunteers might find themselves 
spreading out candy for the Annual Easter Egg 
Hunt, coaching a T-Ball or Basketball team or 
serving breakfast to Santa, resident children and 
their families. We greatly appreciate our residents 
who give so generously of their time and most 



Hunt on the Town Common 




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report that they also gain on personal levels by volunteering. We receive generous donations from 
local businesses and organizations. Some of these valuable contributors include: Anytime Fitness, 
C.C. & Sons Builders, CVS, the Castellano family, the Crupi family, Danversbank, DeMoulas, 
Dunkin' Donuts of 321 Main St., Dunkin' Donuts of 195 Main St., Everett Lodge lOOF (Odd 
Fellows), Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Lowell 5^ Savings Bank, Mass. Fisheries and Wildlife, 
Ninety-Nine Restaurant, Realty Executives, James and Jean Miceli, Rotary Club of Wilmington, 
Shriners, Sons of Italy, TewksburyAVilmington Elks, Walgreens, Wilmington Arts Council, 
Wilmington Fire Department, Wilmington 4"> of July Committee, Wilmington Police Department 
and the Wonder Years Learning Center. 

The Town of Wilmington and the Recreation Department have continued to invest in the 
safeguarding and enhancement of Silver Lake and Town Beach. A new fence surrounding the beach 
and playground area was installed and upgrades and improvements were made to the interior and 
exterior of the bath house. Silver Lake is a significant natural resource of the town that must be 
vigilantly monitored and protected. 

The Recreation Department continues to increase and improve program offerings to meet the ever- 
increasing demands for classes, activities, entertainment and travel experiences. We actively solicit 
suggestions for future offerings and encourage our talented residents to consider teaching a class. 
The department has fostered collaborations with other local recreation departments to maximize 
program offerings, such as a recent sports program for Special Needs adults we offered in 
conjunction with the Burlington Recreation Department. We have met the increased demand for 
children's programs by expanding the scope and number of these popular programs. We offer some 
very successful, intergenerational programs in conjunction with the Senior Center. Our annual 
hoUday and seasonal celebrations enhance the sense of community and identify Wilmington as a 
unique town. They include the Snow Sculpture Contest, Easter Egg Hunt, Concerts on the Common, 
Horribles Parade, Santa's Workshop and the very popular Breakfast with Santa. 

Our traditional sports offerings include very well attended programs such as the Basketball League 
(WRBL), Junior Basketball, Kinder Soccer, 35+ Basketball, T-Ball, Aerobics, Golf and Tennis 
Lessons as well as many other physical activities for various ages and interests. Recognizing the 
benefits of physical activity, we have introduced new offerings this year that promote health and 
wellness including Skating, CATZ Fitness and Nutrition, Safe Winter Sports, "Twinkle Toes" and 
"Happy Feet" Dance, Indoor Tennis, Multi-Sport Clinics, Youth Yoga, Youth Cardio-Klickboxing, Tiny 
Hawks, Hip Hop Dance, Pilates, Women's Body Shaping and Men's Strength Training classes. 



Summer is extremely busy for the department as we 
offer a multitude of programs for families and 
residents. They include the Playground Program, 
Tiny Tots, Tennis and Golf Lessons, Skyhawks 
Youth Sport Clinics, Annual Fishing Derby, 
Twilight Basketball League, Sailing Lessons and 
Beach Volleyball that many residents look forward 
to throughout the year. The Recreation Department 
is also responsible for the oversight of Silver Lake 
beaches. Future improvements to the town forest, 
in conjunction with the newly created Healthy 
Wilmington Coalition, will further expand possible 
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We continue to offer tickets at reduced rates, or are able to secure tickets to "difficult to come by" 
events such as the Red Sox, Lowell Spinners, LoweU Devils, Ski Resorts, Bruins, Celtics, Disney on 
Ice productions, New England Flower Show, Six Flags, Water Country and AMC/Loews, IMAX and 
Showcase Movie Theaters. We offer tickets to local theater productions for shows ranging from 
"High School Musical" at the North Shore Music Theatre to "Celtic Woman" at the Wang Theatre in 
Boston. Many residents turn to ovir quarterly flyer when making decisions for their entertainment 
and gift-giving options. This year we have added the option for people to purchase gift certificates 
for Wilmington residents to be redeemed for whichever of our recreational pursuits they would enjoy. 

Our trips continue to grow in popularity as residents enjoy round trip transportation to and from 
Wilmington, reasonable prices and the ease of having a pre-planned itinerary. We provided day trips 
in 2007 which included: New York City in May and December, Connecticut Casinos (Foxwoods and 
Mohegan Sun), Nantucket, the New England Flower Show and luncheon, American Girl Place in 
New York City, a Duck Tour combined with a Fenway Park Tour, a luncheon and show at the Log 
Cabin, Deerfield Inn, Yankee Candle and Bright Nights, a Valentine's Trip to dinner and a show in 
Boston, Horizons Edge Casino Cruise, Cape Escape and a day in Vermont. During the summer the 
children enrolled in the Playground and Tiny Tots programs could participate in many age 
appropriate field trip excursions. Overnight trips included: Cape Cod Irish Village, Foxwoods and 
Mohegan Sun, Red Sox Road Trip to Toronto, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, an Eastern Caribbean 
Cruise, Vermont, Branson, Missouri, Prince Edward Island and Hilton Head, Charleston and 
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Theatre trips, which offer the benefit of round trip transportation (no parking in Boston!) and tickets 
included; Boston Pops, Wicked, Respect, a Musical Journey, Celtic Woman and White Christmas. 
We also sold tickets to other theatrical productions such as Forever Plaid, Stomp, Sesame Street 
Live, Disney on Ice Princess Classics and Finding Nemo, Les Miserables, Defending the Caveman, A 
Christmas Carol and the Ringhng Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. 

The Recreation Department continues to investigate new and current trends to create offerings 
which will appeal to as many residents as possible. Sports are very popular in Wilmington and we've 
added several new leagues for participants of various ages. A Bocce League was fun for families, the 
"And One" Basketball League is open to 18 to 34 year olds, the Shooting Stars Basketball League 
was developed for children in third and fourth grade and a Sunday morning Round Robin for tennis 
players to play a weekly "match". Another endeavor in 2007 has been to increase training 
opportunities for our employees. We held a referee clinic to enhance our basketball programs and a 
Counselor-in-Training curriculum for the Playground Program. We also strive to offer other 
recreational outlets for residents and some new programs in 2007 included Creative Play, Prom 
Jewelry Beading, Advanced Caricature Drawing and Beginner Bridge. 

In an attempt to be as accommodating as possible, most Recreation programs can be registered for 
by mail or drop-off in the Town Hall night slot. Our newsletter and any required registration forms 
are available onHne through the Town website, by accessing Human Services, Recreation and then 
Newsletter. We hold special registrations outside of regular office hours for our most popular 
programs (Tiny Tots and Red Sox Ticket Sales). One of the most common requirements of the 
Recreation staff is to act as an information source. We answer a wide variety and large number of 
questions daily about local and regional services. 

Wilmington is a suburban community, considered a "well located town," with easy access to major 
roads, parks and beaches, sporting events, theatre, arts and museums. Today's recreation consumer 
is searching for opportunities to access all of these local attractions as well as in-town activities. The 
Recreation Department allows people to choose a new sport or science club, learn a new skill, 
sociaUze with fellow residents and enjoy recreation at a convenient location and at a reasonable 
price. These dynamics stress the importance of town support for the Recreation Department. The 
positive feedback and generous donations we receive are evidence of the appreciation of local 
residents and businesses for the Recreation Department. We are an ever-changing environment and 
a solution to the continual changing needs of our residents. The Recreation Department's ability to 
adapt and our commitment to provide quality service is a trademark that we stand by. 




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The Administration on Aging reports that the older population, persons 65 years or older, numbered 
37.3 million in 2006 (the latest year for which data is available). They represented 12.4% of the U.S. 
population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 71.5 million older 
persons, more than twice their number in 2000. Great improvements in medicine, public health, 
science and technology have enabled today's older Americans to live longer and healthier lives than 
previous generations. Older adults want to remain healthy and independent at home in their 
communities. As a result, the Wilmington Department of Elderly Services is extremely committed in 
providing resources and services to its elderly residents. The types of service that are available 
include: information and referral, care planning and management, health and wellness services, 
transportation services, educational programs, counseling and family support services, financial and 
health insurance counseling and medical advocacy. 

In 2007, the Department was very fortunate to receive several grants that further enhanced and 
strengthened the wellness programs provided at the Buzzell Senior Center. We have found through 
innovative exercise programs, more elders appear to be getting involved. In 2007, the Department of 
Elderly Services continued to be an active participant in the Lahey Clinic Community Benefits 
Committee, which provided the opportunity to learn of their community grants available to this 
region. Our Department was very fortunate to be the recipient of the Lahey Clinic Community 
Benefits Grant for a third year. For 2007, the Wilmington Department of Elderly Services received 
$15,000 and was able to provide the following classes: 

• T'ai Chi Classes - (2) 8-week sessions 

From September - November 2007 - Evening Classes 

• Country Line-Dancing (4) 8-week classes 

• Low Impact Aerobics Class - 52 weeks 

Certified Aerobics Instructor 

• Yoga Classes - 2008 - (3) 8-week classes 

The grant was also able to provide the following programs: 

• "Chronic Disease Self-Management Program" (2) intense 6-week programs of self support 
and a better understanding of living with a chronic disease. 

• Exercise Equipment 

• Lectures - 3 sessions a year for Wellness Education - Health, Nutrition and Exercise 

The response to all of the programs has been overwhelming and has proven to be a great endeavor 
for the department. 

We were also very happy to announce, with the dedicated assistance of volunteer Pat Lyons, RN, 
BSN, CRN, the Department of Elderly Services received an additional grant from Northwest 
Suburban Community Health Alliance for "Diabetes Management and More" Part II. The goals are 
to have elders be able to self manage their Diabetes through the education to improve self- 
monitoring skills, knowledge of self efficacy along with coping skills. A Certified Diabetes Educator 
and Nutritionist, Elvira Johnson, MS, RD, CDE, and LDN, Neighborhood Diabetes, and Social 
Worker, Dr. Pat Kenney, Wilmington Family Counseling, provide the education to achieve positive 
health-related outcomes through behavioral changes. We are also very fortunate to have Ann 
Fitzgerald as our consultant. This group of 25 participants met twice a month for 12 sessions which 
will continue through June 2008. 

Lastly, the Department of Elderly Services was very excited to announce another new program 
entitled "Eat Better and Move More" which integrated nutritional education, physical activities and 
socialization. This nationally researched 12-session nutrition and fitness program was designed to 
encourage older adults to make healthy choices as part of a daily routine. This free program was 
made possible by a grant through Minuteman Senior Services of Burlington, Massachusetts. "Eat 
Better and Move More" was a weekly program that ran from September to December at the Buzzell 
Senior Center. The 12 week program allowed individuals 60 years and older to participate in 
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and used weight and resistance bands with chair exercises. During the sessions there were nutrition 
mini-talks by a Ucensed nutritionist that tied in healthy eating habits and a fitness instructor for 
exercise. Every participant received a free meal at the center and a log-book to keep a nutrition and 
exercise journal. There were over 55 participants and all felt it was a program that made a "great 
change" in their exercise and diet. 

We are happy to mention that the 
collaboration with the Wilmington 
Public Schools continues. One 
Wilmington High School student 
organization that has participated at the 
center is the Rotary Interactive 
students. Over 30 students from this 
organization assisted in making our 
"Valentines Day Celebration" an 
outstanding success. They served the 
elders a "Harrow's Pot Pie" lunch and 
fresh homemade desserts. In November, 
over 80 students from this group 
organized and raked 12 elderly 
residents' yards. The elders were 
extremely appreciative for such a 
needed service. Other Wilmington High 
School groups are the Medical Careers 
Club and Wilmington's Helping Services 
Club who continue to be involved at the 
Buzzell Senior Center. In May, we had 
our first "Senior Prom" dance with the co-sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club. The evening was a 
true success. We had a delicious dinner, prom pictures, dancing cards for the women and lots of fun. 
In October, they organized our 2"<* Annual Game Day, in which 30 students participated in board 
games, card games and country line dancing. Everyone had lots of fun. In November, they assisted 
in our annual Flu Shot program, servicing over 300 elders. In December we had "Gingerbread" 
decorating and a concert from Wilmington High School's "Strings Attached". Lastly, another 
wonderful intergenerational program took place when the Wilmington Recreation Department and 
the Department of Elderly Services teamed up for the 3"'<' annual Summer Celebration of Young and 
Old. In July we went to the Russian American Kids Circus at the North Shore Music Theater and 
then an "all you can eat" lunch of pizza and soda at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus, MA. It was a great 
opportunity to show the children that the Buzzell Senior Center is a fun place to visit. It also gave 
the elders the opportunity to show their grandchildren where they Like to meet their friends and 
have great activities. 

The Town of Wilmington provides many daily services through the Department of Elderly Services. 
A free service that is rarely found in the surrounding Massachusetts area is transportation to all the 
Wilmington elderly residents 60 years and over. This transportation is provided within a 13 mile 
radius of Wilmington. We have a full-time van driver to meet the transportation needs. We are 
fortunate to have a van that is equipped to handle a wheelchair along with its passengers. We are 
able to transport elders to their medical appointments, shopping and to the Senior Center, just 
naming a few. The van continues to be a vital service to the elders of Wilmington. There were over 
23,000 miles traveled to accommodate the elders this year. A full-time respite care worker further 
complements this service. She also provided needed transportation to medical appointments, with 
one-on-one attention. She traveled 8,877 miles for the year 2007, making 291 home visits. This 
service is specifically for elders who are unable to be alone due to severe health conditions (cancer 
treatment, dialysis and dementia), hearing loss and/or overall weakness. There has been an increase 
in the amount of elders that need on-going transportation, due to critical health issues. We are 
fortunate to have the respite care worker provide home visits to elders that are isolated and need 
regular "check-ins" to make sure they are all right. This position is a very vital role for the 
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For the year 2007, the need for social service was on the rise: fuel assistance; health insurance 
issues; new Medicare Part D program; filing property tax abatements and deferrals; prescription 
costs (prescription advantage program); protective service issues; and servicing the age bracket of 50- 
59 that so often fall through the cracks with the government for any form of social service assistance. 
With this growing need, the Department found themselves in the frontline of providing services and 
referrals. This, in turn, increased the amount of home visits by the Director to meet the needs of the 
most critical cases. Another way the Department did further outreach was with our telephone 
reassurance program. With the assistance of our part-time outreach worker sponsored through the 
Executive Office of Elder Affairs Grant, she was able to make weekly calls (925 calls this year) to our 
most critical homebound elders and home visits when needed. This type of communication not only 
keeps the Department connected in cases of emergencies but develops a bond of trust between 
worker and elder. 

The Department of Elderly Services continues to provide our home delivered meals program. This 
program provides the homebound elders of Wilmington with one hot meal five days a week, for the 
minimal cost of a dollar a meal. There are approximately 70-80 meals delivered daily, Monday 
through Friday, to the elders of Wilmington. Elders not only rely on these meals, but also the daily 
contact. The drivers are responsible to come to the Senior Center after their deliveries to give an 
update on the elders they visit. The elders and their families are assured that if there should be a 
problem during the time of the delivery, the elder wiU be assisted and the families will be notified. 
This makes our food service program a very crucial part of the department's services. A total of 
15,657 meals were served to the elders in our community. 

The year 2007 was a great year for strong leadership with the Elderly Commissioners: John King, 
Chairman; Rosemary Cross, Vice Chairman; Albert Lavalle, David Landers, Mary Smith and 
Charles Wayman. This year Joseph Filipowicz retired from the board after 12 years of dedicated 
service to the Commission. Gayle Regan became our new commissioner. This year they have 
continued to work very hard in accomplishing their mission. They worked closely with the Director 
of Elderly Services on the needs of the elders of Wilmington. 

Our comprehensive and entertaining newsletter called the "Buzzell Buzz" is celebrating its fourth 
year. We now have over a 50% increase in our monthly newsletter mailings. This year we had 
several new columnists including Jean Webster's nutrition column "Cooking with Jean" and the 
"Person of the Month". This newsletter is written and edited by a wonderful group of volunteers. 
Without their time and dedication this newsletter would not be possible. We are fortunate to have a 
grant from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to pay for the printing and monthly mailing. The 
newsletter can be found at the Buzzell Senior Center, the Town Manager's Office and the 
Wilmington Memorial Library. The newsletter not only provides information about the activities 
and great photos at the Buzzell Senior Center, but also assistance programs such as: prescription 
programs. Senior Tax Work-Off program. Fuel Assistance program, food stamps. Medicaid 
applications, RIDE applications and other types of services that are available to the elders in the 
community. 

There were over 16,500 elderly visitors this year who participated at the Buzzell Senior Center 
programs such as: socializing, exercise classes, dance classes, ceramic classes, Japanese Bunka, 
walking group, nutrition classes, computer classes, arts & crafts, sing-a-long group, widow's 
friendship group, quilting group, T'ai Chi classes, a new beginners "Drawing Class" just to name a 
few. Over 90% of these classes are lead by volunteers. These dedicated individuals volunteer their 
time and energy. In June we had our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for over 135 
dedicated volunteers at the Casa di Fior. A special honor and recognition was given to retired 
Commissioner Joseph Filipowicz for his 12 years of dedicated service to the Elderly Services 
Commission, along with Town Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, Pat Lyons and Elizabeth and John Jope for 
their dedication in bringing new programs to the Buzzell Senior Center. Graciously, Representative 
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We collaborate closely with Town Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, who visits the Senior Center weekly to 
provide blood pressure clinics, B-12 shots, diabetic screenings and monthly cholesterol screenings. 
Ann is able to make home visits to elders unable to make it to the Senior Center due to health 
ailments. In the summer of 2007 Ann FitzGerald retired and the Department thanks her for her 
many years of dedicated service and her strong interest in the elderly population. The new Town 
Nurse, Judy Baggs, got involved immediately at the Buzzell Senior Center assisting with our second 
part of our Diabetes Awareness Program; provided yearly flu shots including visits to Deming Way 
Senior Housing, elder's place of residence and the Town Hall. There were over 300 flu shots given 



Other monthly services include a podiatrist, hearing aid specialist, SHINE (Serving the Health 
Information Needs of Elders) coordinator, Barbara Hooper (servicing over 220 elders this year), 
Shear Pleasure (hair stylist) and Attorney Nancy Hogan who provides free monthly consultations to 
seniors in need. Annually, volunteer accountants from VITA, beginning the first week of February 
through the first week of April, assist Wilmington elders with their taxes at the Reading Library. 
For 2007, there were 123 elders served through this program. Several of them were able to receive 
additional monies due to the "Circuit Breaker" tax break. In fact, there were several elders that had 
been unaware of this program and were able to receive funds retroactively for the years they missed. 

For 2007 there were many educational/informational seminars and social programs. The following 
are some examples of what has been available - "Fall Prevention" presented by Lahey Clinic 
Physical Therapy Staff; "Polarity Loft," "Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy;" "The New Drug Plans: 
Medicare Part D, Prescription Advantage and Medicare Advantage Plans," presented by the regional 
area SHINE director, Cindy PhiUips of Minuteman Senior Services; "Mindfulness Meditation 
Workshop" was offered by Wilmington Family Counseling Service at the Buzzell Senior Center for 
six consecutive weeks; and Skip Moynihan, Principal Assessor, as our guest speaker. He discussed 
property taxes, abatements and tax deferments; "Shifting Gears," the Registry of Motor Vehicles' 
free, hour-long presentation; "ABC's of Your Estate Planning" from our guest speaker Attorney 
Tracey Misuraca; and Guest Speaker Gerry O'Reilly. He discussed the origins of his stories from his 
works such as "Wilmington - A Retrospective," "Silver Lake Revisited - A Pictorial" and "Silver Lake 
Wilmington - Collected Memories." We also had great social programs -"Wedding Anniversaries - 
50 years and more" over 100 elders came to the center to celebrate with our "Honorary Couples;" and 
"Remember Our Veterans" Luncheon at the Buzzell Senior Center. This was a great opportunity to 
get everyone together and share our appreciation for aU of our Veterans that made our country what 
it is today; Annual Summer Cookout; Essex River Cruise in Essex, Massachusetts; Guest Speaker 
Pam McLaughlin, author of "Celia, Army Nurse and Mother Remembered." She read excerpts from 
her book about her mother's experiences as an Army nurse during World War II; Massachusetts 
Retirees United, in conjunction with Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders, (H.O.M.E.) 
seminar about the red flags seniors should be aware of in getting involved in a Reverse Mortgage. 
Mary Cretella, a senior counselor with H.O.M.E. was the presenter. 



for 2007. 




An exciting collaboration 
team that continues to 
strengthen in the Town of 
Wilmington is the 
Department of Elderly 
Services (Theresa Marciello), 
the Fire Department 
(Lieutenant Daniel Hurley) 
and the Police Department 
(Officers Julie Brisbois, 
Patrick Nally, Stephen 
MaurieUo and Brian Pupa). 
The focus of this alliance is 
to provide our elderly 
community with more 
contact points within town 
government to address their 



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needs and concerns. The Wilmington Police Department Elder Services Unit has been a huge 
support and strength to the Wilmington elderly residents. Also, the Wilmington Police Department 
Union sponsored two delicious luncheons served at the Senior Center in July and November and a 
November breakfast for the Veterans'. This was another opportunity for the police and elders to 
mingle together. This has proven to be a successful endeavor not only for the elders of Wilmington, 
but also for the partnership between the Elderly Services, Police Department and Fire Department. 

One of our 
continuing specialty 
programs is the 
"Medical Equipment 
Lending Program," 
another service that 
has increased in 
demand, where 
elders and their 
families can borrow 
needed equipment in 
order to stay at home 
safely and assist in 
curbing the cost of 
such equipment. We 
have wheelchairs, 
walkers, canes, bath 

chairs, benches and Three couples representing 191 years of marriage, 

commodes. During 

the year 2007 we continued to receive calls from elders, their family members and from the local 
Visiting Nurses' Association that visits Wilmington residents. This year we were fortunate to offer 
two electric wheelchairs, scooters and electric recliners as part of this lending program. 

This was our ninth year for our annual fan drive. Many fans and air conditioners were donated and 
delivered to the elders in need. Our intent was to make sure that no senior went without some sort 
of relief from the heat. Finally, the Department was overwhelmed by the generosity for our ninth 
annual holiday "Giving Tree." This tree gave the community the opportunity to help elderly people 
in their town. The outpouring of generosity was amazing - the Methodist Church, Boy Scout Troop 
56 donated $400.00 worth of gift certificates to the local grocery store; Brownie Troop 288; Girls 
Scout Troops 718 and 799 and Wilmington families and residents. There were over 350 elders that 
received a gift from this event. The Department has received an overwhelming amount of thank you 
notes that continue to come in. None of this happiness would happen if it was not for the outpouring 
of giving shown in the Town of Wilmington. 

The department tries to be able to give back to the community in some small fashion. One example 
is our support to the Wilmington High School Scholarship Fund and this year was no exception. On 
June 1, 2007, the elders presented our ninth annual scholarship to Catlin Bresnahan and Taryn 
Martiniello, high school seniors at Wilmington High School who have been outstanding volunteers to 
the Department of Elderly Services and we congratulate them in their future endeavors. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their generous donations in 2007: 
Dunkin' Donuts on Middlesex Avenue for their daily supply of donuts; Donna's Donuts in 
Tewksbury; Rafael's Restaurant in Wilmington, As Good As It Gets Cafe, TewksburyAVilmington 
Elks for their Thanksgiving Dinner Dance that served 250 seniors this year; Rotary for their 
monthly donations for financially strapped elders and the Rotary Interactive Group for their 
Valentine's Day event for the elders at the Senior Center; the Kiwanis Club has taken a special 
interest in organizing some fun events with the Buzzell Senior Center - Sunday, March 5, 2007 we 
had our first "Bingo Afternoon" event; a lovely catered dinner in June for over 100 elders at the 
Senior Center, the co-sponsorship of the "Senior Prom" and a special holiday dinner for over 100 
elders - they also presented the Buzzell Senior Center with a new dishwasher; and to all the clubs 
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Thanks to the Town Manager, Michael Caira, and all town department heads for their help and on- 
going assistance. Thanks to the seniors who volunteered hundreds of hours visiting elders in their 
homes, hospitals and nursing homes; for the volunteers who delivered holiday catered meals (100 
meals in total) to the homebound; and to the instructors that volunteer faithfully every week to 
instruct classes and programs. Thanks to all that made it possible for our ninth year of the "Giving 
Tree" to be a huge success. Thanks to the vote of approval at our Annual Town Meeting for our new 
roof. Lastly, thanks to all who gave their precious time and money in making the Senior Citizen 
HoUday Fair a success again in 2007. 




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Housing Aiithoirity 

The Wilmington Housing Authority, organized in 1951, operates under the provisions of Chapter 
121B of Massachusetts General Laws, Section VIII, 24CFR (Code of Federal Regulations); Chapter 
30B of the State Procurement Law and State and Federal Code of Ethics. A five-member Board of 
Commissioners, consisting of four elected and one state appointed member, oversees the Authority's 
policies and procedures. The Executive Director is charged with the administration of these 
procedures. 

The Authority, originally consisting of 40 units of housing, is now providing low-income housing for 
68 seniors/disabled, and a congregate unit in conjunction with CMARC of Woburn, MA, along with 
13 (705) families of conventional three-bedroom housing owned by the Authority. However, more 
senior/disabled housing is needed. As always, the Authority gives first preference for housing to 
Wilmington resident veterans and Wilmington residents. The Authority also services the Federal 
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority's tenants, in conjunction with Minuteman Home Care, receive 
home care and other social services in an effort to assist seniors to live independently. However, 
more is needed. The recent budgetary cuts to vital service positions in the Homecare field have a 
dire impact on the type and amount of services agencies such as Minuteman can provide. Adequate 
funding is needed, so as to maintain the quality of life in our aging state developments. 

Due to the cuts in the state budget for Local Housing Authorities for the last several years, the cuts 
have directly impacted the Housing Authority's budget and the ability to continue to make quality 
improvements. Zero cap bottom line budgeting only allows agencies to make necessary 
improvements or emergency repairs. 

The Authority this year was only able to make minor repairs. The Executive Director has met with 
Senator Tarr and Representative Miceli to seek much needed additional funding, so that necessary 
modifications and much needed repairs can be made to the aging Deming Way Complex buildings. 
Thank you to Senator Tarr and Representative Miceli for all their hard work, support and for their 
commitment to the elderly, disabled and families of Wilmington and Massachusetts. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority's Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners would like 
to express our appreciation and thanks to the Wilmington Fire Department and Police Department 
for responding promptly to the many life-threatening situations that we unfortunately have. We 
would also like to thank and express our appreciation to Wilmington Police Officer Butch Alpers, 
Officer Paul Chalifour and the Wilmington Police Union for the tenants' entertainment of "Movie 
Night." We would also like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the Wilmington Department of 
Public Works for their assistance in keeping our roads clear during the inclement weather. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority's Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners would also 
like to give a big "thank you" and express our sincere gratitude to Michael Caira, Town Manager, for 
his assistance and support and all the town employees who bring a better quality of life to all our 
tenants. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority's Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners would like 
to express our appreciation and thanks to Judy Baggs, Wilmington Town Nurse and the Wilmington 
Board of Health for providing health clinics and seminars to the tenants of the Deming Way 
Complex. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority's Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners would also 
like to thank all the organizations and groups that have so unselfishly dedicated their time, 
companionship and resources to the Deming Way tenants. These organizations and their members 
have brought tremendous joy, fun and help to the tenants of the Deming Way Complex. 

I would like to express my "deep and sincere" appreciation and thank you to the Board of 
Commissioners for having me serve as the Executive Director of the Wilmington Housing Authority. 

Finally, and most importantly I would like to express my deep appreciation, sincere gratitude, and 
thank you to all the tenants at the Deming Way Complex for their respect, continued support and 
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Commissioo on Disabilities 



The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities is a commission established to advocate for and address 
the issues and concerns of the disabled community, their families and other interested parties. 

The Commission continues to attend conferences and training sessions, especially in conjunction 
with the Massachusetts Office on Disability and the Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP). 
We keep abreast of new legislation and make sure proper authorities are also aware. We also 
contact our legislators when new bills are introduced that affect people with disabilities. We took 
action to gain support for a bill to further regulate parking for handicapped persons and were 
pleased that our Representative has signed on as a co-sponsor on another bill relative to parking for 
handicapped persons and disabled veterans. 

The Commission assisted residents through information and referral for concerns regarding home 
accessibility, employment, transportation, service animals and independent living. The Commission 
responded to complaints of access issues in town and assisted private businesses with site surveys. 
We continue to survey sites and assess compliance with architectural accessibility for people with 
physical, visual, hearing or other disabilities in accordance with the Massachusetts Architectural 
Access Regulations and the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act. We followed up on several 
complaints filed with the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board regarding vertical access to 
buildings open to the public. 

We currently have several openings on the Commission and are looking for interested people. Please 
contact the Town Manager's office for further information. 

Veterans' Services 

The Department of Veterans' Services is designed to aid and assist veterans and their families as 
provided by the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans' 
Services. All eligible veterans and their dependents can seek counseling and assistance with 
applications for federal and state benefits, financial aid, medical care at VA Medical Centers, 
educational/vocational benefits and burial benefits. 

The Wilmington Department of Veterans' Services has seen a marked increase in filing claims for 
our returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of those claims are for battlefield injuries 
including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). All the Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and 
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) veterans are also enrolled in the VA system for their health 
care and applications are filed on their behalf for their Welcome Home Bonus, $1,000 for those who 
served in Iraq and Afghanistan and $500 for those who served elsewhere around the world. 

The Department of Veterans' Services organized, coordinated and participated in the Memorial Day 
Parade and the Veterans' Day ceremonies along with the Veterans'/Memorial Day Committee. It is 
also the responsibility of the Veterans' Service Officer/Graves Officer to decorate the Veterans' 
graves in the town's cemetery. 

The Town of Wilmington paid a wonderful tribute to one of its 
courageous sons who made the ultimate sacrifice. The 
Department of Veterans' Services assisted with the funeral of 
Private First Class John F. Landry, Jr. who was killed in Iraq 
on March 17"^ when his vehicle was hit by an improvised 
explosive device during combat operations near Baghdad. 

There are over 1,200 veterans residing in Wilmington. The 
Veterans' office assists many of these in filing disability 
compensation claims with the Veterans' Administration. We 
have been successful in delivering over $2 million in benefits 
annually to our deserving Wilmington veterans. We advocate 
for Wilmington's veterans whatever their needs. If you are a 
veteran, widow or dependent of a veteran who needs these 
services, we are available in the Town Hall, Monday through 
Friday, (978) 694-2040 or veterans@town. Wilmington. ma. us or 
at the Buzzell Senior Center the last Monday of every month at 

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Board 



of 



Health 




The office of the Board of Health is located in the Town Hall at 121 Glen Road in Room 5 and the 
Public Health Nurse's office is located off of the foyer of the Town Hall. The Board of Health consists 
of three members appointed by the Town Manager for staggered three-year terms. Serving on the 
Board in year 2007 were Elizabeth (Libby) Sabounjian, James Ficociello, D.D.S. and Jane Williams- 
Vale, M.D. The Director of Public Health is Gregory Erickson, R.S., C.H.O.: The Health Inspector is 
Shelly DelGenio, C.E.H.T. Public Health Nurse Ann FitzGerald, R.N. retired in August of 2007 after 
nearly 19 years of dedicated service to the Town of Wilmington. The newly appointed Public Health 
Nurse is Judith Baggs, R.N., B.S.N. The Animal Inspector is Ellen Sawyer. The secretarial staff 
consists of Linda Reed, Toni LaRivee and Kim Mytych which is shared with the Inspector of 
Buildings. 

The administrative duties of the office includes issuing permits, reviewing plans for subdivisions, 
septic systems and other development proposals, issuing enforcement orders and citations, holding 
hearings, keeping records, attending meetings, operation of the Board of Health website and other 
regular administrative duties. The Board of Health meetings were generally held twice monthly, on 
the first and third Tuesday of each month, and usually at 5:30 p.m. Records of all meetings and 
other documents are kept at the office of the Board of Health. 

Environmental field activities included inspection of restaurants, retail food stores, cafeterias in 
industrial buildings and schools, mobile food trucks, the Fourth of July activities, caterers and other 
temporary food stands, percolation tests and soil evaluations, subsurface sewage disposal system 
inspections, nuisance complaint investigations, hazardous waste investigations, housing inspections, 
lead paint determinations, smoking and tobacco law enforcement, lake water quality sampling, 
Canada geese control, beaver control and other miscellaneous investigations and activities. 

The clinical component of the Board of Health is primarily the responsibility of the Public Health 
Nurse. Those responsibilities include communicable disease prevention and follow-up, adult and 
child immunization, Mantoux Skin Testing for Tuberculosis (TB) and TB Case Management. Health 
promotion activities include various screening and educational programs as well as on-going 
activities specific to the Healthy Wilmington project. 

The Public Health Nurse conducted immunizations for Adolescent Hepatitis B, Adult Hepatitis B, 
pneumonia and many others which were administered in the nurse's office. Mantoux Skin Testing 
for TB increased due to an increase in surveillance for latent TB. There were 36 office visits for 
Mantoux Skin Testing. Flu vaccinations numbered 1,069 doses in clinics, homes and office visits. 

Communicable Diseases reported in 2007 included: Chicken Pox (Varicella), 7; Food and Water Borne 
lUness (Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Hepatitis A, Salmonella), 20; Viral Hepatitis B & 
C,15; Latent Tuberculosis (TB),8; Legionnaires Disease, 1; Lyme Disease, 13; Pertussis (Whooping 
Cough), 2; Streptococcus Pneumonia, 2 and Viral Meningitis,2. There were 17 animal bites reported. 

Before her retirement in August of 2007, Public Health Nurse Ann FitzGerald, R.N. collaborated on 
Health and Wellness Programs. An Employee Health Fair was held on April 10'^ in coordination 
with School Health Services Director, Mrs. Doreen Crowe, R.N. Blue Cross Blue Shield provided 
skin cancer screening. Breast Cancer, Women's Health, Prostate Cancer, Men's Health, Lung 
Cancer and Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health were featured. Additional screenings were 
provided for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. 

A second Health and Wellness Program coordinated with Theresa Marciello, Director of Elder 
Services, resulted from a Massachusetts Department of Public Health Grant from the Community 
Health Network Area (CHNA-15), a group of 12 communities that work together to improve 
community health. A Diabetes Awareness program, Wilmington Diabetes Management and 
Nutrition Education, including monthly blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight 
screenings and monthly lectures on Diabetes started in October 2007 and will continue through May 



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Public Health Nurse. Judy Baggs, R.N., B.S.N., is active in the Massachusetts Association of Public 
Health Nurses, the Diabetes Coalition of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Health Officers 
Association, the Massachusetts Partnership for Healthy Weight, the Winchester Hospital 
Community Benefits Initiative, the School Health and Wellness Advisory Committee and the CHNA- 
15. 

Health Director Gregory Erickson served on the Executive Committee for the Region 4A Coalition. 
The coalition receives grant funding for local Boards of Health for emergency planning and 
infrastructure improvements for emergency response activities. In 2007 the Board of Health 
received $7,000 in grants for improvements funding. 

Development of a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is now an ongoing project of the Board of Health. 
Both medical and non medical members of the community are encouraged to join and become part of 
a public health emergency response team whose function is to respond to emergencies such as 
bioterrorism, hurricanes and other such disasters. 

The director also served as a member of the Board of Registration of Sanitarians for the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure and served as a member of the 
Executive Board for the Massachusetts Health Officers Association. 

The annual Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) seminar was held at Wilmington High 
School. This annual seminar is conducted for health officers of the DEP Northeast Region and is hosted 
by the Wilmington Board of Health. 

The Title 5 Septic System Betterment Loan Program, which began in 1999 and continued every year 
thereafter, received funding again in 2005 and was reauthorized in 2007. Loans were made to 
homeowners, which are to be repaid to the town through the betterment process, appearing on the 
regular tax bill. This was made possible by a $200,000 grant directed by DEP and the 
Massachusetts Environmental Trust and will continue into 2008. 

The Board of Health Canada Geese Control Program has continued operations throughout the year 
in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife and there has been a 
significant improvement in the condition of our school grounds and playing fields. 

In a continuing effort to control the environmental impact of elemental mercury, a new feature of the 
program of collecting mercury for recycling was begun in 2007. In addition to the existing program 
of recycling mercury fever thermometers in exchange for a digital thermometer at no charge, the 
receiving of mercury switches and thermostats, and the recycling of mercury containing fluorescent 
light tubes from all of the schools and public buildings, citizens are allowed to bring compact 
fluorescent lamps to the Aubuchon Hardware store at 2261 Main Street, Tewksbury for recycling. 
This program is supported by outside funding at no cost to the Town of Wilmington. 

The annual rabies clinic for dogs and cats was held on April 7, 2007 at the Public Buildings 
Department on Church Street. A total of 226 animals (dogs and cats) were inoculated with the 
rabies vaccine by Dr. James Kim of the Wilmington Veterinary Hospital. The next rabies clinic is 
planned to be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008. 

In 2007 the Healthy Wilmington Coalition (HWC) was awarded a $12,500 Implementation Grant 
from CHNA- 1 5 for the clean-up, mapping, posting and promotion of three walking trails as part of an 
effort to promote exercise and health. This award followed a $10,000 Planning Grant from CHNA-15 
received in 2006 to conduct a Community Health Assessment and Survey. Those planning activities 
continued into 2007. The assessment and survey are available at the office of the Public Health 
Nurse and on the HWC website at www.healthywilmingtoncoalition.org. The Healthy Wilmington 
Coalition meets once a month at the Town Hall and members of the community are welcome to 
attend. Dr. Jane Williams-Vale continues to serve as the Coalition Chairperson. 



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Funds Collected: 



Medicare B Reimbursement for Influenza 


$2,689.07 


Nurse's Total Fees Collected (various testing) 


27.00 


Transport/Haulers Permits 


5,600.00 


Stable Permits 


1,320.00 


Miscellaneous (V ariances & Funeral Homes) 


225.00 


Percolation/Soil Tests 


3,450.00 


Sewage Disposal Systems Permits 


11,000.00 


Food Establishment Permits 


17,155.00 


Massage Therapy & Tanning Salons 


1,900.00 


Installers Licenses 


4,700.00 


Subdivision Review 


40.00 


Photo Copies 


107.20 


Recreation Camps 


400.00 


Well Permits 


2,050.00 


Rabies Clinic 


1,115.00 


Pool Permits 


200.00 


Housing Inspection Certificate Fee 


50.00 


Tobacco Sales Permits 


5,000.00 


TOTAL FEES COLLECTED: 


$57,028.27 




Negotiations with attorneys representing Verizon proceeded in earnest over the terms of an initial 
license to provide cable service in Wilmington. By the end of January 2007 both parties reached a 
tentative agreement. At a public hearing before the Board of Selectmen on February 26, 2007, 
Selectmen voted unanimously based upon the recommendation of the Cable TV Advisory Task Force 
and cable counsel, Peter Epstein, to award Verizon their first cable license. 

Verizon was awarded a fifteen (15) year license to provide cable service in Wilmington. Verizon will 
provide three channels to Wilmington Cable Television, Inc. (WCTV), the local access corporation. 
Wilmington Cable TV provides local programming that covers town-wide events, local government 
meetings and events and school meetings and events. In support of local access, Verizon agreed that 
five percent (5%) of their gross annual revenue will be paid to WCTV on a quarterly basis. These 
funds will support staffing and general operating costs associated with WCTV's activities. 
Additionally, Verizon will pay to WCTV $381,022 over the first seven years of the license term. 
These funds are expected to pay for replacement of various pieces of equipment that are used to 
produce and broadcast local programming. Verizon will provide free access to their basic service to 
the nine school buildings and to all major municipal buildings throughout the town. 

For residents, issuance of a second license expands the choices beyond the current Comcast and 
satellite network options. The expectation is that additional competition will lessen the rate of 
increase for cable services. With Verizon's existing telephone service and their newly installed FiOS 
internet service, the ability to bundle those services with cable service is expected to generate 
competitive pricing. In accordance with the license terms, Verizon began making cable connections 
to homes with aerial service in March. Due to right of access issues involved with homes serviced via 
underground utilities and for households residing in multi-family developments, the license terms 
allow Verizon a maximum of four (4) years from the date that the cable license was granted to make 
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Discussions with Comcast continued throughout the early part of 2007. The ten year Ucense for 
cable service expired on March 24, 2007. Since material differences remained between Comcast's 
offer and the terms that the Task Force members were willing to accept, the Task Force 
recommended a preliminary denial of the license renewal. Selectmen voted unanimously at their 
March 12. 2007 meeting to preliminarily deny issuance of a renewal license to Comcast. The 
preliminary denial resulted in no discernable impact to Comcast subscribers. Cable service 
continued to be offered to Wilmington residents without regard to the status of the license. The only 
appreciable impact was that WCTV did not receive any lump sum payments for capital equipment 
replacement. 

Discussions between town officials, cable counsel and a Comcast representative continued 
throughout the summer and into the fall and winter of 2007. At the close of the calendar year 2007 
substantial progress has been made in narrowing the differences with respect to license terms. The 
expectation is that the Task Force will be in a position to recommend the issuance of a renewal cable 
license to Comcast in early 2008. Resolving the terms of the cable license has significant advantages 
as it will avoid the cost of expensive future litigation for the Town of Wilmington and allow Comcast 
and WCTV to focus their efforts on providing quality services to their customers. 

Cable T\" Advisory Task Force members are residents A. Quincy Vale and Wayne Aruda. Also 
serving on the Task Force are Donna Gacek, Executive Director of WCTV, Neal Ellis, Network 
Manager with the Wilmington School Department and Jeffrey M. Hull, Assistant Town Manager. 



The following inspections were conducted by the Sealer of Weights and Measures for the Town of 
Wilmington: 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 



Inspections 



Number Sealed 



Observed and monitored oil truck deliveries 
Tested and sealed supermarket scales 
Tested and sealed pharmacy weights 
Tested and sealed pharmacy scales 
Tested and sealed truck scales 
Tested and sealed gas station meters 
Conducted random inspections of gas stations 
Acted on complaints 



147 



17 
46 
39 
3 
7 



9 
3 



Fees Collected 



$1,887 



The Sealer of Weights and Measures maintains fairness in the marketplace. 



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EDUCATION 



The Wilmington Public School System has much to be proud of as it reflects on the past year and 
looks forward to the 2007-2008 school year. Much has been accomplished. The Wilmington Public 
Schools are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience in a supportive and safe 
environment. Wilmington's educators are committed to raising student achievement by 
establishing a performance/accountability system that sets meaningful performance standards for 
students and teachers, provides adequate resources to succeed and involves the parent community. 

Year two of the district's Strategic Plan continued the focus on student learning, the professional 
development of staff, integrating the use of technology, maintaining facilities and building strong 
relationships and communicating effectively with the community. The purpose of the Strategic Plan 
is to define and publicly state the school district's goals and to set measurable goals that are 
reflective of those goals. We will continue to use the plan as a guide in defining how to continuously 
improve. Continuous improvement is what schools are about. It is evident in the breathtaking 
transformation of young children into knowledgeable and skilled graduates. 

Wilmington's Professional Development program reflects our commitment as a school system to 
define and work towards a core set of outcomes that will advance our goals related to curriculum 
development, technology and differentiated instruction to the ultimate benefit of our students. The 
Wilmington Public School System is dedicated to providing continuing opportunities to new and 
veteran teachers alike to extend, expand and enrich their performance. 

Research has shown educator quality to be the most important influence upon student achievement. 
High quality professional development is essential to increase educators' knowledge, skills, attitudes 
and beliefs so that they may enable all students to learn at high levels. Professional development 
that is most effective in improving educator practice is results-oriented, data driven, constructivist in 
nature and job embedded. 

In the summer of 2007 the Town of Wilmington welcomed a new Superintendent of Schools. Its 
former Assistant Superintendent, Joanne Benton, became Superintendent of Schools on July 1^'. 
During Mrs. Benton's first meeting with her leadership team, she asked that their collective focus be 
on moving Wilmington's schools from good to great. Additionally, the Wilmington Public Schools 
welcomed a number of new administrators and teachers. On July 1^' Frank Ferriero began as the 
Principal of the North Intermediate School, Christine McMenimen began her duties as Principal of 
Wilmington's Middle School; Deborah Deacon was appointed Assistant Principal at Wilmington High 
School and Lisa King Assistant Principal at the Woburn Street School. Peter McGinn became 
Assistant Superintendent on August 1®'. During the summer the school district welcomed over 50 
new teachers to its instructional corps. 

Thanks to the generosity of this community and a state grant, Wilmington was able to open 13 full- 
day kindergarten classrooms this fall. The goal of the new program is to provide a developmentally 
appropriate, informal, intellectually engaging all-day kindergarten that integrates new learning 
with past experiences through project work and through mixed-ability in an unhurried setting. By 
moving to full-day kindergarten, we believe that the benefits for students include: 



o More "time and opportunity to play with language," as well as to explore subjects in 
depth. 

o A more flexible, individualized learning environment. 

o More individual and small-group interaction with the teacher. 

The Wilmington Public Schools' relentless pursuit of excellence is noteworthy. Student performance 
data indicate the town's schools are offering the "high quality educational experience" that is sought 
in the school district's Strategic Plan. Performance on the 2007 Massachusetts Comprehensive 
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percentage of S"* grade students performing at an advanced or proficient performance level increased 
by an average of 15 percent from 2006 to 2007. Eighty-five percent of the 6'*', 7"^ and 8"* grade 
students scored in the advanced or proficient categories on their English tests. Eighty-four percent 
of the lO'*" graders scored in the advanced and proficient categories on the English tests. Ninety-one 
percent of the sophomores scored in the advanced/proficient performance categories in mathematics. 

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) established a goal of helping every child achieve 
proficiency in Enghsh Language Arts and Mathematics by 2014. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is 
a measure that indicates the extent to which students demonstrate proficiency in these subjects. 
Wilmington's students' performance according to the AYP measure is rated very high in English 
Language Arts and high in Mathematics. 

In 2007 the school district's educators were provided the opportunity to listen to, and work with, 
another nationally renowned educator. Dr. Lorraine Monroe's work in schools serving the nation's 
most at-risk students is remarkable. She has been featured on 60 Minutes, in Readers Digest and 
The New York Times. Dr. Monroe's work with Wilmington's teachers and administrators focused on 
raising performance expectations. Each faculty member was asked to select two ideas from the day's 
brainstorming exercises to integrate into their instructional practice for the purpose of raising 
expectations and student performance. 

Finally, the Wilmington Public Schools is proud to serve the town's students, parents and citizens. 
The administration is committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with a broad 
range of stakeholders as evidenced by its enthusiastic participation in community groups such as the 
School Business Partnership and the Wilmington Education Foundation. After all, "it takes a village 
to educate a child." 

WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 

Driven by the District Strategic Plan, Wilmington High School continues the pursuit of excellence. 
We have moved into the next step of our five-year plan and have begun the process of redesigning 
the Business Department. This redesign will include the addition of courses intended to help make 
connections to the Career Paths Model that we have been working to complete. It also encourages 
our students to think out of the box and experience more real life courses that will include: Financial 
Literacy, Business and Personal Law, Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship. 

We also continue to work towards accreditation, which is scheduled for 2010. The accreditation 
process will help us to discover areas of strength and weakness within our programs. It will also 
give us the opportunity to involve parents and community members as the New England Association 
of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C) team examines our school. Next school year, teachers will be 
asked to join teams based on the Standards of Accreditation. The teams will each investigate a 
standard and the appUcation of the standard to Wilmington High School. Reports will be completed 
for submission to the NEAS&C. We look forward to this self-discovery period. 

This year, we have two members of our faculty retiring, Ms. Judith Nowak and Ms. Susan Smith. 
Their service and commitment to the students of Wilmington spans many years and will be very 
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English Department 

Wilmington High School's English department makes up exactly 100 years of teaching experience! 
This school year, the department welcomed back John Lewis, whose creativity through the 
incorporation of art, film and music into his lesson plans wows his students. The department also 
welcomes Bert Stoker, a first time teacher, whose double honors major in English and History brings 
his students a solid understanding of the historical context behind the literary pieces. Kudos to Mr. 
Stoker for applying for and winning the Innovative Teacher Grant which makes him eligible to bring 
a speaker into his senior classes to connect their literary studies with history. Veteran teacher 
Joseph Kleponis and third year teacher Maura Lynch proposed, created and are now teaching two 
new English electives. Great Books and Expository Writing, respectively. Tammy Ross teaches the 
Creative Writing elective in addition to advising the high school's literary magazine, Expressions, 
and organizing the literature for the English Classroom workshop for teachers. The department is 
in its first year of curriculum renewal with a strong focus on study and evaluation. A Curriculum 
Renewal Committee comprised of nine teachers is working hard to research trends and issues, 
conduct a needs assessment, develop content standards, review state mandates, plan for staff 
development needs, and begin field testing materials. The committee includes Catherine Daley, 
Maureen Dolan, Meghan Estrada, Claire Hitschler, Mary Houde (Special Education CTL), Lisa 
Lucia and Maura Lynch from Wilmington High School, and Michael Mahoney and Rick Cain from 
Wilmington Middle School. As part of the revitalization process, many members of the department 
are visiting other schools' English departments. Maureen Dolan and Maura Lynch visited 
Winchester High School where they observed the school's writing program in action. Catherine 
Daley and Tammy Ross went to Lynnfield High School to glean insight regarding the school's use of 
literature textbooks and other instructional materials. Finally, Lisa Lucia went to Sharon High 
School where she obtained much information about the NEASC process. 



Foreign Language 



The Foreign Language Department welcomed three new teachers for the 2007-2008 school year. Ms. 
Noel Tashjian, a graduate of Merrimack College, is teaching Spanish at Wilmington High School. 
Mr. Camilo Moreno, a native speaker from Colombia and a graduate of Salem State College, is also 
teaching Spanish at Wilmington High School. Ms. Lauren Izzicupo, a graduate of UMass 
Dartmouth, is teaching Spanish to grades 6 and 7 at the Wilmington Middle School. Ms. Tashjian 
and Ms. Izzicupo are both enrolled in the Master's Program at Salem State. Spanish teacher Terresa 
Pietro will be leading a group of students to Costa Rica over April vacation. On this trip, co- 
sponsored by the Science Department, students will have a unique opportunity to improve their 
foreign language and scientific research skills and become more aware of conservation and cultural 
diversity. This year's Foreign Language Club at Wilmington High School has over 60 members who 
meet once a month to learn about other cultures and sample traditional foods from countries around 
the world. In December, club members hosted an International Holiday Breakfast for faculty and 
staff. Last year, the Foreign Language Department received a grant from the Centro Attivita 
Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.I.T.), which is under the direction of the Consulate General of Italy. As a 
result of this grant, the high school is now offering two classes in first year Italian, which are being 
taught by Mr. Daniel Indiciani, a certified Italian teacher. The department salutes Ms. Judith 
Nowak, a former middle school and now a high school Spanish teacher, who is scheduled to retire in 
June of 2008. 

Guidance Department 



The Wilmington High School Guidance Department has bustled this fall with the creation of new 
programs for parents and students as well as the traditional business of the department. Early this 
fall, the high school counselors sponsored a breakfast program for the parents of seniors geared 
towards demystifying the sometimes complicated college admissions process. Over 80 parents 
attended this well-received event, kicking off the college application season with great excitement! 
Another departmental initiative this year was the promotion of the ACT college testing program as 
an alternative to the SAT alone. With an increase in test participation from 14 students last year to 
44 students this year, it is clear that we have begun to refashion the way our students think about 
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year began in October with the PSAT, which was administered to 235 Grade 10 and 1 1 students, 
followed by SAT testing for Seniors in November. Discussion has begun regarding the addition of on- 
site ACT testing as well as the addition of SAT testing in the spring of 2009 at Wilmington High 
School, providing a well-rounded choice of tests from which our students can choose using 
Wilmington High School as a testing site. On October 29"^, the Wilmington High School Guidance 
Department co-sponsored the regional College Fair at the Shriners' Auditorium. In early November, 
three On-the-Spot Admissions events brought three local colleges, UMass Lowell, Suffolk University 
and Salem State College, to Wilmington High School for interviews and admissions decisions. At 
this event. 61 students were granted admission to these fine institutions. In early December, a 
representative from UMass Lowell, in conjunction with the counselors, presented a comprehensive 
program describing the Financial Aid Process, which was well attended by our Grade 11 and Grade 
12 parents. On January 8"', Wilmington High School Guidance Department will present the Alumni 
Roundtable, a program that invites members of the Class of 2007 to return to Wilmington High 
School to share their college experiences with our current seniors. This is the revival of a past 
program with a revamped format. It is hoped that the success of this event will ensure its 
continuation in future years. 

Another project that the counselors have assumed this year is the investigation and research of the 
adoption of the web-based Naviance program. This program, which is well-utilized by area high 
schools, will be an asset to the processing of college applications and offers a component that allows 
parents access to information about student progress. Counselors and administration will be 
working closely with the staff at Naviance to develop a program that will best suit the needs of the 
students of Wilmington High School. To date, the Wilmington High School counseling staff has 
processed over six hundred and fifty college applications. Students have been accepted to schools 
including: St. Anselm, FrankUn Pierce College, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, 
University of New Hampshire, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Science, Florida 
Gulf Coast University, Providence College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Elon University, 
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Saint Michaels' College, Southern Vermont College, 
Worcester State College, Johnson and Wales University, Colby Sawyer College, Assumption College, 
Flagler College, Temple University, UMASS Amherst, University of Vermont, St. John's University, 
Stephen F. Austin University, Emmanuel College, Simmons College, St. Lawrence University, 
Northeastern University, University of Chicago, Howard University, and Green Mountain College. 
In the upcoming months, the counselors will be revamping the Wilmington High School College 
Planning Handbook for juniors and seniors. Extensive research has completed and work has begun 
to compose a comprehensive packet of information for parents and students designed to assist in 
preparing for and navigating the college appUcation process. This booklet will be available in time 
for distribution at the Junior Parents Program in April. 

Mathematics Department 

The Mathematics Department at Wilmington High School is comprised of 11 teachers, three of whom 
are veterans, each with more than 25 years of experience. We have one new member of the 
Mathematics Department this year who has come to us with more than nine years of teaching 
experience. Her experience comes from a variety of settings including both a charter school and a 
vocational school. 

The courses offered in the Mathematics Department range from Algebra 1 through AP Calculus. A 
large percentage of Wilmington High School students complete four years of mathematics, although 
the requirement is three years. Students will complete a three year program with Algebra 2 and 
may choose a fourth year of mathematics from one of our senior electives which include 
Programming, Algebra 3, Advanced Math Topics, Pre Calculus, Trigonometry, and Probability & 
Statistics, Honors Calculus AB and AP and Calculus AB. With the current changes to our Middle 
School Mathematics Program we anticipate several revisions to our high school offerings over the 
next several years. The first change which we will face next year is accommodating more of our 
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We continue to improve in our standardized testing. MCAS results were very positive again this 
year with over 90% of our tenth graders achieving either in the Proficient or Advanced status. We 
continue to offer a "Math Workshop" course to our tenth graders as a preparation for the May exams. 
This course is designed to reinforce skills and to develop test-taking strategies. We also offer 
opportunities for extra preparation for eligible students through our Academic Support Services 
Program which is offered three different times during the school year as well as over the summer 
months. This program is funded by a grant which has been approved by the Massachusetts 
Department of Education. 

Our Advanced Placement testing in Calculus AB also demonstrates positive results with 100% of 
those tested achieving a qualifying score on the 2007 exams. 

Social Studies Department 

The Wilmington High School Social Studies Department has been implementing pre and post test 
assessments in ninth and tenth grade United States History classes during 2007. A pre test is 
administered in each of these courses at the start of each term. The pre test assesses information 
that is going to be taught during the term, based on the curriculum map for each course. At the 
conclusion of each term, the same test is administered as a post test. Student test results are 
corrected using a Grade Master scanner, while DataLink software breaks down the data and exports 
the results to Excel. Once the teachers receive this data they may then use it to assess the level of 
effectiveness with which the U. S. History Frameworks is being taught in the classroom. Teachers 
may then use this data as a launching point for discussions about classroom instruction. 

Mr. Kevin Riley of the Social Studies Department has recently undergone training with the 
Classroom Performance System (CPS). The Classroom Performance System provides all students in 
a classroom with response pads, similar to television remote controls, which are used to answer 
multiple choice questions. This provides the teacher with instantaneous data, which then can be 
used to inform instruction. Mr. Riley is currently experimenting with CPS in his classes and he will 
share what he has learned with his colleagues in a department meeting in early 2008. 

Special Education Department 

The Special Education Department is comprised of nine teachers, six classroom educational 
assistants and three one-to-one educational assistants. Services are also provided by the school 
psychologist, school social worker, sign language interpreter, speech and language pathologist, 
physical therapist, occupational therapist, behaviorist and an affiliation with EMARC. 

The department welcomed a new teacher this year to start the life skills program at Wilmington 
High School. The addition of the life skills classroom has brought some changes to the department. 
Along with the academics, vocational and life skills training, the life skills classroom has brought the 
opportunity for other students to mentor and volunteer. 

A best buddy's chapter is in the process of being developed. 

Science Department 

The major efforts of the Science Department at Wilmington High School during 2007 were focused on 
curriculum improvement through data collection and analysis. With respect to the curriculum 
revision protocol, 2007 was the year for needs assessment and information-gathering. As such, 
several surveys were developed and results tabulated to inform the department about what was and 
wasn't working to promote student achievement. These findings would serve as a guide for the 
development of improvement proposals in 2008 including textbook adoptions and laboratory funding. 

Personnel changes at Wilmington High School included the retirement of the technologically-astute 
Ray Albright in biology and the subsequent hiring of Kathryn Robinson, a graduate of the University 
of New Hampshire with an impressive knowledge of biology and an innate desire to teach. 

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The year 2007 also saw the administration of high-stakes MCAS exams in both biology and 
chemistry. Although use of the scores for graduation was optional for this year, 84% of the Biology 
students and 95% of the Chemistry students who took the exam passed - an impressive first year 
result. 

In the Wilmington Middle School, the Science program also experienced several important changes. 
Brian Smith, sixth grade Science teacher, retired after 30 years of service and was replaced by 
Suzanne Holmes who moved to the sixth grade from the eighth grade. The vacancy created by the 
transfer was filled by Caitlin Orroth, an Engineering graduate of the University of Massachusetts 
Lowell who retrained as a teacher and came to Wilmington with two years of experience in a 
neighboring district. 

The Science program at Wilmington Middle School benefited from two other efforts during 2007. 
Theresa Piazza, grade 7 Science teacher, was awarded an Amgen Innovative Teacher Award which 
netted her a $5,000 personal grant as well as a matching $5,000 grant for the school. While Theresa 
used her part of the grant to do curriculum-related travel, the school money has been allocated for 
professional and lab equipment purchases from Oregon-based Vernier Software for "GoLink" 
technology. The other asset for the Wilmington Middle School Science program, now in its sixth 
year, involves the efforts of Analog Devices' Engineer Chuck Kitchen. Chuck first became active in 
the Wilmington Middle School as part of the RE-SEED program sponsored by Analog but that 
relationship has continued through Chuck's generous time commitment and the time and funding 
support of Analog Devices. Chuck works primarily with the seventh grade Science teachers, visiting 
classes on a regular basis and provides stimulating enrichment activities for students that go beyond 
the established curriculum. In addition to his time, Chuck provides lab supplies from funding 
provided by Analog. 

WILMINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 

The Wilmington Middle School has a student population of 958 students housed in grades six, seven 
and eight. We strive to meet the academic, social, emotional and physiological needs of our early 
adolescents. We recognize that we play a pivotal role in their transition from elementary school to 
high school. Students are exposed to academic offerings in English Language Arts, Mathematics, 
Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language and Reading. In addition, students are exposed to a 
variety of Unified Arts classes in the areas of: Health, Technology Education, Art, Music, Physical 
Education and Computer Literacy. 

The faculty at the Wilmington Middle School is comprised of a principal, two assistant principals, a 
school resource officer, a librarian, a technology integration specialist, two nurses, a school 
psychologist, a part-time social worker, two guidance counselors, three support staff, 12 instructional 
assistants and 75 teachers. 

Students have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of extra-curricular activities, including 
Art Club, Student Council, Future Scientists of America, Mentor Adventure, Homework Club, School 
Newspaper, After-School Sports, Video Explorers, Ski Club, Drama Club and Yearbook. Many of our 
students assist in the programming of our morning announcements. They participate daily in the 
announcing and taping of our middle school news in our television studio. These groups and clubs 
would not be possible without the support of our 

contributing community organizations including 



Textron, Analog, WCTV and Wilmington Family 
Counseling. 

One of the Wilmington Middle School's goals this year 
is to improve the school climate. We planned a theme 
day m September that incorporated the following 
ideals: building respect, learning from one another 
and working together to achieve a common goal. 
Students rotated through three interactive activities: 




book discussion groups with teachers, team building Middle School student works lo niiimiain 

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teasing issues. Students, for their summer reading assignment, had previously read books, 
including Loser and Crash, which revolved around the theme of bullying and teasing. This day's 
activities also correlated with the middle school's Second Step initiative, a violence prevention 
curriculum. 



English Department 

The Wilmington Middle School's Enghsh 
Department focused on the theme of bullying 
for their summer reading and their initial 
conversations and assemblies at the beginning 
of school. The students and teachers read 
Loser and Crash. Michael Mahoney and 
Brenda Galvin (Wilmington Middle School 
Librarian) are working hard with middle 
school students on their recent creation. Paw 
Prints, Wilmington Middle School's newspaper. 
Mr. Mahoney also created Literature for the 
English Classroom with a focus on young adolescent literature. As part of the curriculum renewal 
process, Kristen Smith visited Nock Middle School in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where she got 
some great ideas about how to teach writing. The Wilmington Middle and High School English 
departments salute Mrs. JoAnn PhiUips, a distinguished Enghsh teacher, who is retiring in June 
2008. Mrs. Phillips does not think she deserves any "salutes" because, as she says, "I have been in 
the trenches just like everyone else." But we honor her for her longevity and her commitment to the 
field of education. 

Guidance Department 

The Guidance Department at Wilmington Middle School works diligently with parents and staff on 
behalf of students. The counselors attend weekly team meetings with all grade level teams as well 
as weekly meetings with Unified Arts teachers. The staff works closely with administrators to 
address student concerns and provide crisis counseUng as needed. Each of the two Wilmington 
Middle School counselors covers a caseload of 430 students, with the Curriculum Team Leader 
providing counseling services to another 105 students in Grade 8. The counselors also manage all of 
the 504 plans for the building. The 504 meetings are chaired by the Guidance Curriculum Team 
Leader. Additionally, the counselors attend all Special Education meetings for their students. 

This fall, the counselors processed approximately 70 private high school apphcations. Presently, 
they are completing private school apphcations and will begin the process of setting up over 80 
interviews for Shawsheen Valley Technical High School apphcants. Guidance works closely with the 
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School throughout the year to provide our students with 
comprehensive information about all available educational options. The counselors also work closely 
with the Wilmington High School counselors to ensure a smooth transition to Wilmington High 
School at the end of Grade 8. 

Social Studies Department 

At the start of the 2006-2007 school year. Curriculum Team Leaders began to assume the same role 
at the Wilmington Middle School as they do at the Wilmington High School. One of the first tasks 
was to establish curriculum maps for the 6'^, 7*'' and 8"» grade Social Studies courses. Initial drafts 
of these documents have been completed, however, the classroom teachers must continue to update 
and revise these maps as needed. 

Mr. Brian Carr, Social Studies Curriculum Team Leader, is looking to shine the spothght on essay 
writing as 2007 draws to a close. There is a need to place greater emphasis on essay writing in the 
Wilmington Middle School Social Studies classrooms, and this will be the focus of the first CIT Day 
in 2008. It is crucial that common essay writing expectations be established throughout the 
WUmington Middle School Social Studies classrooms. Mr. Carr looks forward to undertaking this 




Middle School students work cooperatively during 
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task with the cooperation of the Wilmington Middle School Social Studies teachers. Ultimately, 
Social Studies students in grades 6-12 should be building towards mastering a standardized essay 
format, regardless of which teacher is providing the instruction at each grade level. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

The Special Education Department is comprised of 12 teachers, nine classroom educational 
assistants and three one to one educational assistants. The Special Education Department offers a 
wide variety of services to meet the needs of diverse learners. Services are provided by the school 
Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech and Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational 
Therapist and Behaviorist. The Transition program opened this year to serve the needs of a 
specialized population. The department welcomed several new staff this year bringing a variety of 
experience to our department. 

NORTH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

There are currently 323 students at the North Intermediate School in grades 4 and 5. There are 
seven 4'*' grade classrooms, eight 5'"^ grade classrooms and one 502.4 Special Education classroom at 
the school. There have been several new additions to the North Intermediate School faculty this 
year. Upon Ms. Michelle Nortonen's retirement, Mr. Frank Ferriero was named as the school's new 
principal after serving as Assistant Principal at the Woburn Street School for the past ten years. 
This year we are pleased to have two new 4"^ grade teachers at the North Intermediate School. Mrs. 
Pam Wood and Mrs. Robin Drury have officially replaced retirees Mrs. Bonnie Gamble and Ms. 
Sandi Proia. In grade 5 we enthusiastically welcome Ms. Anne Fedorchuk and Mrs. Sheila Burke. 
Our new Guidance Counselor, Ms. Rebecca Farnham brings to our school a wealth of knowledge in 
the social, emotional and behavioral realms. We've also been very fortunate to have Mrs. Catherine 
Maiella and Mr. Roger Maderia as maternity leave substitutes for Mrs. Amy lascone and Mrs. Nicole 
Hoxholli at various times during the school year. 

We continue to work to update and improve our Technology program. New computers will be 
installed m all of our classrooms shortly. Laserjet printers have also been purchased and will 
replace the ink jets that are currently in use throughout the school. Mrs. Peachey, our Library- 
Media instructor has been implementing our new E-Instruction Classroom Performance System 
(CPS) in her classes. This interactive technology allows students to respond to curriculum questions 
in real-time using individual "clickers." It also allows the instructor to gather individual and group 
assessment data instantaneously. A new laptop computer is being purchased to use with the CPS 
system in order to allow for greater portability. Students continue to work on the web-based Study 
Island program as a means of preparing for MCAS testing. We continue to seek additional ways to 
upgrade the technological services, equipment and programs at the North Intermediate School. 

We are in the sixth year of the Trail Blazers math program and work continues in this area under 
the direction of our new Elementary Math Coordinator, Mrs. Terri Buscemi. This is the third year of 
implementation of the Houghton Mifflin Reading program, under the direction of the Elementary 
Literacy Coordinator, Mr. Gerald LaPointe. These programs are aligned to the Massachusetts 
Frameworks and provide instruction, practice and assessment of the framework's standards. 

Our students, once again, participated in the Outdoor Life program. This alternative curriculum 
presents grade 5 students with a comprehensive, hands-on learning model that integrates all the 
major subjects through engagement in a variety of outdoor activities. For the first time the program, 
which takes place at Camp Forty Acres, was run in the fall rather than the spring. A one-day follow- 
up will take place in the spring. Students will return to explore the vernal pools which are only 
observable at that time of the year. 

North Intermediate School students continue to participate in the Math Facts Challenge. Students 
are evaluated, on a weekly basis, on their ability to complete math facts problems in a timely 
manner. Students are tested in the four basic math operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication 
and division). As they successfully complete each operation they are rewarded by their classroom 
teachers with a pencil which recognizes their achievement. When all four operations have been 
successfully mastered students are awarded a certificate and have their name and picture added to 
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The North Intermediate School continues to use Peer Mediation as an effective means of helping 
students resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner. Eight 4''^ graders recently received training bringing 
the total number of skilled mediators in our building to 20. Empowering children to talk through 
their problems, with the support of their peers, and to formulate mutually acceptable solutions, has 
proven to be a highly effective means of deterring future conflicts in our school. 

Safety continues to be a high priority at the North Intermediate School. In order to ensure the 
continuous improvement of these practices the safety committee meets regularly to discuss ways to 
implement new procedures to address our changing needs. One addition to our safety program this 
year was the installation of a video monitor in the office so people approaching the front entrance can 
be identified. A buzzer has been installed so the door can be unlocked once security has been 
cleared. We have continued the process of providing room keys to all teachers and staff members 
and to require all volunteers complete CORI forms and all staff members wear I.D. badges. Visitors 
and volunteers are also required to wear badges whenever they are in the building for any reason 
and all staff members are required to have CORI checks completed. Various fire and emergency 
drills are conducted regularly to ensure readiness in the case of a real emergency. It is an ongoing 
goal of the North Intermediate School and the Wilmington Public Schools to anticipate any possible 
emergency situation and to develop a plan to ensure the safety of all students and school personnel. 

The North Intermediate School is extremely appreciative to the PAC for its ongoing generous 
support of our school and its programs. The fundraising activities they sponsor each year generate a 
considerable amount of money for programs and materials that benefit the school and enhance the 
curriculum. They provide enrichment programs for our students and generously purchase a variety 
of materials for the school. Bringing new technologies into the school has been the primary goal of 
the PAC this year. The North Intermediate School is grateful for the hard work and support of the 
PAC. We recognize it is the combined efforts of parents and teachers that create an atmosphere for 
learning which strives to meet the needs of each child and fosters the well-being and success of all 
students. 

WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

The West Intermediate School prides itself on creating a positive environment; greeting children by 
name and making each child feel valued as members of the school community. The West 
Intermediate School staff is always working together to improve the quality of instruction and the 
service to children. We had several changes in the staff in the year 2007. Mrs. Lillian Favreau, Art 
teacher, retired after many years of dedicated service to the community. New staff members include 
Phyllis Greene and Sally Sproule in Special Education, Nora Elton in Art and Terri Buscemi, the 
District Elementary Math Coordinator. 

We continue to enhance our instruction at the West Intermediate School. Staff members 
participated in a variety of professional development activities that support the District Strategic 
Plan and the NorthAVest Intermediate Schools Improvement Plan. Over the past year, staff 
members have attended summer workshops on integrating technology into science instruction, 
identifying and supporting struggling readers and developing MCAS portfolios. A team of S"' grade 
teachers participated in a summer training program called Engineering is Elementary, sponsored by 
the Museum of Science in Boston. They studied lessons in Mechanical Engineering, Acoustical 
Engineering and Transportation Engineering and are integrating the lessons into the curriculum. 
We also use a web-based curriculum support program called Study Island, which allows students to 
work individually on strengthening their skills in the areas most helpful to them. 

In the classrooms, high quality instruction occurred daily. The 5^^ grade teachers had a poetry 
celebration day in their classrooms. Poems included Acronym poems, Shape poems. Odes, 
Autobiographical poems and other Freestyle poetry. We had two Math Immersion Days, where the 
students traveled from class to class, participating in various math activities designed by the 
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The 4'*' graders at the West Intermediate School entered the Reading Municipal Light Department 
T-shirt contest. The theme was energy conservation. We had one winner from the West 
Intermediate School, Nicholas Russo, who won second place. Nicholas attended an Awards 
Presentation Night at the Reading Municipal Light Department on January lO'*", where he received 
a $75 U. S. Savings Bond. 

The students of Room 209 made Veterans' Day cards for a Navy pilot stationed in Maryland. They 
really did a wonderful job of writing letters that included many thanks, praise and questions. In 
December. Room 207 did a presentation of "A Christmas Carol" for their parents. It was a nice 
experience for the class. The children helped one another with learning their lines, dances and 
making their costumes. The children came to understand a different kind of giving, by providing a 
cherished memory for their parents and friends. 

The West Intermediate School Library was selected to receive an Innovative Teaching Award grant 
from the Wilmington School/Business Partnership. The award was for $500 to supplement the 
Houghton Mifflin reading program. 

Wilmington Family Counseling Services, through a grant from the United Way, once again 
sponsored the Gals Pals program at the West Intermediate School. Gals Pals is a Leadership 
Development program that teaches assertiveness and other relationship skills and culminates in a 
project in which the participants put into practice their newly acquired skills. 

One of our goals at the West Intermediate School is to instill in the children a sense of community 
and social awareness. We encourage our children to take an active interest in their community and 
to become involved. These activities include participation in Wilmington's Fire Department Toys for 
Wilmington Tots , collecting food for the local Food Pantry, the Annual Winter Coat Drive sponsored 
by Anton's cleaners, Box Tops for Education and the National Walk for Diabetes. 

The Wilmington CARES before and after school program operates daily from the West Intermediate 
School and is an integral part of our school community. During the past year, the children 
participated in many activities. Notably, in October they took a nature walk around the building 
looking for leaves, branches and berries to make "Fall" placemats for the residents of the Wilmington 
Health Care Center located on Woburn Street. They were given to the Nursing Home residents right 
before Thanksgiving. The CARES children plan to make two more sets of placemats with a "Winter" 
and a "Spring" theme. It is our hope to make the children aware of the treasure we have in the 
elderly and to foster a sense of sensitivity and compassion. 

The Shawsheen/West PAC continues to support grades 1 to 5 at both the Shawsheen Elementary 
School and the West Intermediate School. Enrichment programs this year included Mister Magnet, 
Techsploration/Simple Machines, Bamedale Dancers and Doin' the Right Thing. Fundraisers and 
school support continue to be a main function of the PAC. 

SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

The Shawsheen Elementary School serves students enrolled in grades 1 through 3. Currently, there 
are seven classrooms at each grade level. The school also houses two self-contained Special 
Education classrooms. One classroom is a language-based program for multi-grade students who 
present with academic challenges. The other classroom serves students who have a diagnosis that 
falls within the Autism spectrum. In addition, before and after school programs are offered to 
parents through the extended day services provided by the CARES Program. All staff members 
remain committed to providing a challenging learning environment by designing instruction that 
meets the diverse needs and learning styles of all of the students. 

Over the past year we have focused on the importance of assessment. As a result of the 
admini.stration of pre-tests, we are able to determine the current level of all students. This data 
assists us in better knowing the learning needs of students. By conducting ongoing assessment and 
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that meet these needs. The administration of post-testing, along with the review of the results, helps 
us to determine the learning that has occurred over a period of time. Many staff members have 
participated in professional development to learn more about the significant role of assessment in 
helping to drive instruction. 

There have been several exciting activities happening with respect to the curriculum. As a part of 
the curriculum renewal process, we have several teachers who have been participating in the 
piloting of new science programs. After a year of implementing the programs, the teachers will join 
faculty from other schools in making a decision about which new science program will be adopted 
with a projected start date of August 2008. 

The Shawsheen Elementary School witnessed good progress with students achieving Honor RoU 
status in the Math Facts Challenge Program. In fact, there was very good progress achieved by most 
students in learning a majority of the basic math facts assigned to their grade level. This gain was 
due to the collaborative efforts of both the school and home working with the students to learn their 
basic math facts. Last spring, the Shawsheen Elementary School Assistant Principal conducted a 
Before School Math Assistance program. Over 20 3"^^ grade students reported to the computer lab, 
twice a week, for 30 minutes per session, for a ten-week span. They sharpened their math skills 
through the use of the web-based program. Study Island. 

The students had a lot of fun participating in last year's Reading Incentive Program called "Discover 
the Magic of Reading." Students were challenged with reading 15 to 20 minutes nightly from 
November to April. Their goal was to read a total of 24 thousand hours in order to receive the 
incentive. We are pleased to report that the goal was reached and in the first week of June, the 
students were treated to a wonderful magic show that was aimed on the importance and joy of 
reading. Once again, the collective efforts of staff and parents resulted in the success of this special 
reading program. 

The Powerful Pencils 
bulletin board, located in the 
library lobby, proudly 
displays the incredible 
writing pieces authored by 
our students. Every 
classroom is assigned a date 
to contribute creative writing 
completed by students. 
These wonderful pieces of 
writing are hung on the 
bulletin board for a two-week 
period so that they can be 
read and enjoyed by all of the 
Shawsheen Elementary 
School community. We 
certainly have our share of 
young authors in our school! 

The Shawsheen Elementary School is not only committed to the academic growth of students, but 
also in helping them become responsible citizens. To that end, we have had the opportunity for the 
second year in a row to have our 2"<* grade students participate in an anti-bullying, anti-violence 
campaign offered through Deana's Fund. The 2""* graders viewed some role-playing performed by 
high school students of actual scenes that could occur during recess or in school. Then, they were 
challenged to respond to a series of questions about what they had seen as well as to discuss possible 
resolutions that would make the situations better. We are happy to report that the students arrived 
at great solutions to the problems they witnessed. Through the support of district Parent Advisory 




Students display their creative writing pieces about 
Trickster Tales on the Powerful Pencils bulletin board. 



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Council (PAC) enrichment committees, along with the Wilmington Education Foundation (WEF), a 
similar program was offered for parents at the Wilmington Middle School. It is our belief that we 
cannot start too soon to instill good behavior strategies in our students to better handle difficult 
situations with which they may encounter. 

To help make learning more meaningful and relevant for our students, each grade embarks on a field 
trip that focuses on one of their units of study. The grade students visited Drumlin Farms where 
they had a chance to be involved with live experiences with animals. The 2"'' grade classrooms took 
their annual trip to Plimoth Plantation to make their study on Early Settlers come to life. Through 
the awarding of a grant from the School Business Partnership, the 2"'' grade classrooms took another 
field trip to the Butterfly Place to enrich their study about the life cycle of the butterfly. The first 
field trip for 3'^'' grade classrooms was to the State House where they saw up close and personal the 
working of our state government, again making their study on Massachusetts come alive. The 
second trip brought our 3"' graders to Odiorne Park to reinforce what they had learned about tide 
pools. These trips prove to be real life learning experiences for our students. 

As previously mentioned, staff are involved in professional development whether offered in district 
through Wilmington or by outside resources. This past year, staff members were inspired by the 
presentation of Dr. Lorraine Monroe. Through comical antics and thought-provoking comments, 
faculty members were presented with ways to help them think more about their practice and how to 
augment instruction to continue to help them meet the needs of all students. After hearing about 
the incredible experiences and successes accomplished by Dr. Monroe, the staff members were 
challenged with developing goals that would assist them in going from good to great, providing 
academic excellence for all students. This certainly was an inspirational day! 

After several years of discussion and meetings, the new report card was developed and implemented. 
This standards-based progress report provided a clearer picture to parents where their children 
stood with respect to the standards that are being taught. A whole new grading code was created. 
Parents had an opportunity to learn about the card and the grading system by attending an 
information meeting presented by our superintendent. Since this is the first year of implementation, 
we will be reviewing the card and the process to refine both. It is our belief that this method of 
reporting student growth and development provides us with better information about student 
achievement. 

The integration of technology in instruction continues to be of importance. The Shawsheen 
Elementary School was able to purchase 23 new computer workstations for our lab. This is 
significant since the computer lab is used on a regular basis weekly. Our and 2"'' grade 
classrooms attend the lab twice a week for 30 minutes a session, using the Successmaker software to 
reinforce both reading and math skills. The 3'''* grade classrooms go to the lab once a week for 45 
minutes to work on reading and math skills using the web-based program, Study Island. The 
students enjoy their lab visits where they are able to work on their individual levels at their own 
pace. 

We have seen a couple of new developments in the area of safety and security. All entrances into our 
building are locked within 30 minutes of the start of the school day. Now, all visitors must come to 
the front door and ring the buzzer to be identified and cleared for entrance. The secretary has a 
monitor in the main office from which she can see all visitors as well as having the capacity to talk 
with the individuals before entering the building. This certainly adds to the security of the school 
building. We now have a new way to communicate to all parents in a short period of time in cases of 
emergencies, early dismissal or to announce special school occurrences. The Connect-Ed 
communication system is able to phone large groups of school community members to send these 
messages in a relatively short period of time. This system surely increases our ability to contact 
large numbers of folks with important information. 

Parent involvement remains active at our school. The PAC is completely invested in the school 
community. The members of the School Advisory Council (SAC) are instrumental in advising the 
principal in matters of school improvements. Parent volunteers continue to be at a high level 
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to the classroom to share their careers or read to students actively exists. The work of parent 
coordinators for special activities like Box Tops for Education or the Reading Incentive Program is 
greatly appreciated. The parent support in our school plays an integral role. 

Because of the involvement, collaboration and contributions of all of the melnbers of the Shawsheen 
Elementary School community, we continue to realize many goals and provide students with a 
myriad of enriching experiences that help spark student growth and development in so many areas. 
We remain steadfast to assist students in building the necessary academic, behavioral and social 
skills so that they can establish a foundation needed to become accomplished learners and 
responsible citizens. Because of the continued commitment and dedication of all of the members of 
the school community, as well as the ongoing collaborative efforts, we continue to strive to provide 
positive and productive learning experiences for all of our students. 

WOBURN STREET SCHOOL 

The Woburn Street School currently has 486 students enrolled in grades 1, 2 and 3. This includes 
eight 1^' grade classrooms, seven 2"<* grade classrooms, eight 3"'^ grade classrooms and one 502.4 
Special Education Substantially Separate Classroom. This year we are pleased to welcome Mrs. Lisa 
King as our new assistant principal. She replaces Mr. Ferriero who was with us for ten years and 
who has become the principal at the North Intermediate School. Other new staff members include 
Ms. Courtney Robinson who was hired to teach 2"'* grade and Ms. Michelle Ponte who is currently 
working as an educational assistant in our 502.4 classroom. Later this year Mrs. Shanna Crowell, 
the teacher in our 502.4 classroom, and Mrs. Sarah Shaffer, one of our 1^' grade teachers, will be 
going on maternity leave. Also this year, a longtime grade teacher, Mrs. Marilyn Jervis, decided 
to retire, effective January 2, 2008. A substitute, Ms. Kimberly Whelan, is replacing Mrs. Jervis 
until June, at which time a permanent 1^' grade teacher will be hired. 

Technology is an ongoing goal and we continue to work to update and improve our systems, our 
programs and our use of technology throughout the building. Students in grades 1 and 2 continue to 
work in the Success Maker Program in the computer lab twice each week, using both the math and 
reading components of that program. Our new assistant principal, Mrs. King, is training parents of 
and 2"'^ grade students who have volunteered to assist with a before and after school program to 
provide additional assistance with the Success Maker Program for students in these grades. In 
addition, she is working to train 3''* grade parent volunteers to assist with a similar before and after 
school program for 3'''' graders using the web-based Study Island program. This program is another 
way to help 3'''* graders prepare for MCAS testing in the spring. Third grade students also continue 
to develop keyboarding skills using a program entitled, Bernie's Typing Travels. We continue to use 
Alpha Smart keyboards for student writing, especially for some of our special needs students, and 
this year individual teachers have created their own web pages. Third grade teachers are piloting 
the Houghton Mifflin Assessment program and test generator as part of the reading program. This 
computer program will assist teachers with assessment, allow them to create tests, track student 
performance, monitor progress, generate individual and class reports and provide individual 
prescriptions for students. Teachers will be using this program for the remainder of the year, 
beginning in January, and will evaluate its effectiveness at the conclusion of the pilot. In addition, 
two 3''' grade teachers, Mrs. Arciero and Mrs. Jansen, are working with the Classroom Performance 
System. This instructional tool is currently being explored by pairs of teachers at each school in the 
district. Mrs. Arciero piloted the program and is providing training to Mrs. Jansen. Together they 
will examine the system's capabilities, develop a collection of lessons to share with team members 
and train their 3'"'' grade colleagues in the use of the system. As a staff and school community we 
continue to seek additional ways to regularly upgrade the technological services, equipment and 
programs at the Woburn Street School. 

The examination and use of data to inform instruction continues to be an area of focused emphasis. 
Monthly staff meetings have been used to examine district pre and post math data, as well as 2007 
MCAS data. We continue to assess student progress and achievement to assist teachers in their 
work to advance student performance. Teachers throughout the district spent Curriculum 
Improvement Time in November listening to Dr. Lorraine Monroe, a nationally recognized speaker 
and educator, who spoke to the Wilmington faculty about how to create high-achieving schools to 
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student needs through the examination of data and develop after school programs to meet those 
needs. In 3"' grade an after school program to assist identified students with math has been 
developed by Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Jansen. A similar program to assist students with reading has 
been developed by Mrs. Donahue and Ms. Jablonsky. These two programs will begin in January and 
continue until May. Assessment practices for Math and English Language Ai-ts continue to be 
examined and developed and our School Improvement Plan reflects the use of data to set measurable 
goals for improvement in student performance. Our core curriculum, its alignment to the 
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the analysis of data to identify specific areas in need of 
improvement is an ongoing goal for the district as well as the Woburn Street School. 

We have begun using the new standards based report card. This is the result of two years work to 
design a progress report that is better coordinated with our instruction and the standards of the 
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. The new progress reports are based on specific academic 
standards set by the state and student benchmark assessment results are provided to parents in 
each area. We are piloting this new system during this school year and will make any necessary 
adjustments at the end of the process. The format and reporting system have changed from the 
more traditional format we have been using but the new progress report informs parents and 
students more clearly about the areas being assessed and the expected student outcomes. 

Again this year we are offering a Reading Incentive Program to encourage children to read at home. 
This year's theme is Rescue Reading and the children have been busy reading each day to complete 
the program's requirements. In March we will be hosting our annual visiting author as part of this 
program. This year we are pleased to have Jacqueline Davies, a local author who lives in Needham, 
as our guest author. Ms. Davies has written several books for children from preschool to high school, 
including The Lemonade War, Tlie House Takes a Vacation, Wliere the Ground Meets the Sky and The 
Boy Who Drew Birds, a story about John James Audubon. Ms. Davies will be with us for a full day. 
Children at the Woburn Street School who complete the Reading Incentive Program will receive an 
autographed book by our author. 

The Woburn Street School has hosted an exciting Poetry program for the past several years. This 
program is planned and directed by two of our 3'''' grade teachers, Mrs. Traci Jansen and Mrs. Erin 
Donahue. This project is the result of Mrs. Jansen's participation in the Summer Poetry Institute at 
Boston University and is based on the Favorite Poem Project of past poet laureate, Robert Pinsky. In 
conjunction with this poetry project a periodic magazine of student poetry entitled. Wildcat Tracks, 
has been published. Poetry Day at the Woburn Street School is held in May and is enthusiastically 
received by everyone at the school. 

This year we were fortunate to have another recipient of a grant for creative teaching from the 
Wilmington Education Foundation Fund for Teacher Programs. Ms. Kristen Tozza, one of our 2"<' 
grade teachers, received a creative teaching grant this year. As a result, she was able to travel to the 
Grand Canyon during this past summer. She returned with many photographs of this enriching 
experience which will help to enhance her social studies instruction. 

Safety is a high priority at the Woburn Street School. It is our goal to ensure the continuous 
improvement of our safety practices. To help accomplish this goal the safety committee meets 
regularly to discuss ways to implement new procedures to address our changing needs and improve 
established practices. Our office monitor is now functioning and allows us to identify people 
approaching the front entrance. Once security has been cleared, the buzzer is used to unlock the 
door and allow the person to enter the building. Room keys have been provided to all teachers and 
staff members so doors can be kept locked within the building as necessary. All volunteers are 
required to complete CORI forms, as are all staff members. Visitors and volunteers are also required 
to wear badges whenever they are in the building for any reason. Staff members are required to 
wear picture I.D. badges during the day. A "grab and go" box containing emergency information for 
all students and staff members, a floor plan for the school and other important information is ready 
for any possible emergency. Fire drills are conducted monthly, other emergency drills have been 
developed and practiced and staff members continue to discuss procedures for possible situations 
that would require a predetermined plan. It is an ongoing goal of the Woburn Street School and the 
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ensure the safety of all students and school personnel. In addition, the Wilmington Public Schools 
has implemented the Connect Ed program. This program allows us to contact every parent and staff 
member in a matter of seconds to inform them of a snow day, an early release, a delayed opening or 
any emergency situation. We feel this has been successful and response from the community has 
been positive. 

The Woburn Street School has a long and cooperative association with the Northside PAC. As 
always we are extremely appreciative for its continuous and generous support of our school and its 
programs. Each year the PAC sponsors a variety of fundraising activities to generate money for 
programs and materials that benefit the school and enhance the curriculum. Enrichment programs 
are provided regularly during the year for our students and a variety of materials is generously 
purchased. The Woburn Street School continues to be extremely grateful for the hard work and 
support of the PAC. Parents and teachers working together create a positive and productive 
atmosphere for learning. We at the Woburn Street School, working side-by-side with our parents, 
continue to strive to meet the needs of every child. The well-being and success of all our students is 
our ultimate goal. 

BOUTWELL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is a fully staffed and comprehensive site that is home to an 
Integrated Pre-school classroom, a Substantially Separate Pre-school classroom and six 
Kindergarten classrooms. In addition, Boutwell houses before and after school programs (CARES) 
and provides classroom space for two S.E.E.M. Collaborative Programs. These programs are geared 
to pre-school age hearing impaired children. 

This has been a very exciting year for the Kindergarten Program. In September of 2007, The 
Wilmington Public Schools implemented full day kindergarten. The program is now five hours and 
fifteen minutes in duration. The children have a lunch period and recess each day. Two additional 
kindergarten classrooms were added to the program this year. The Boutwell Early Childhood Center 
is able to offer a multi-faceted learning experience to the students, which includes participation in 
Physical Education, Music, Art, Library and new this year, a fully equipped Computer Lab. Special 
Education Services are available for those students who qualify and need assistance in the areas of 
Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Resource Learning services. 

The Pre-school and Kindergarten Curriculums are aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum 
Frameworks. Student progress reports submitted to parents in January and May, reflect the 
Frameworks as well as curriculum initiatives. The Houghton Mifflin Reading Language Arts 
Program and Trailblazer Math Program are firmly established in the Kindergarten Curriculum. 
Some classes also maintain pen pals with Shawsheen Elementary School students and book buddies 
with West Intermediate School students. The Harcourt/Brace Science Program has been added to 
the curriculum this year. It provides students with an introduction to earth, physical and life science 
using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. The Integrated Pre-school Program has fully 
implemented the Pre-K component of the Houghton Mifflin Reading Language Arts Series. This 
year the Boutwell offered two parent information nights. The first focused on Speech and Language 
Development and the connection to Phonological Awareness. The second was an overview of the 
Kindergarten Curriculum. These continue to be an effective means by which parents and private 
schools can receive an overview of typical development and core curriculum areas. Because of the 
positive response to the parent information nights, the Boutwell Early Childhood Center in 
conjunction with the Wildwood School, hosted a Math Night as well. This was open to students and 
parents, who participated in a variety of activities from the Trailblazer Math Program. Both enrich 
and strengthen the home school connection. 

The Boutwell Parent Advisory Council, or PAC, has been a strong and involved presence at the 
Boutwell Early Childhood Center this year. Members of the PAC work closely with staff and 
administration, to that end. The enrichment programs funded by PAC, which included "Reach for 
the Stars", "Pioneer Living" and "Visiting Authors" have greatly enhanced curriculum. PAC has 
brought families together with such events as. Movie Nights, Family Fun Night and the Ice Cream 
Social. Their contributions to the students and families have been instrumental in developing a 
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Our School Advisory Council or SAC is another facet of parent involvement. Along with parents, 
teachers and administrators from both the Boutwell Early Childhood Center and Wildwood Early 
Childhood Center, this council develops a School Improvement Plan that is based around safety, 
security, curriculum and building initiatives. 

Two performances are held during the school year under the direction of our Music Specialist, Pre- 
school and Kindergarten staff. In December, a winter concert was presented to parents and friends. 
This year's theme was "Snow Days". In April, parents were treated to a program that celebrates 
community. It is the culmination of a month long study of Wilmington. Activities that the children 
participated in included visits by the Town Manager, Fire Chief and Postmaster. Through the 
Parent Advisory Council's fundraising efforts, the Boutwell Early Childhood Center now has new 
risers, which the children use during performances! 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is committed to providing a positive and productive learning 
emnronment for all of its students, many of whom are experiencing public school for the first time. 
We strive to make the transition to kindergarten and in the spring, transition to P' grade, a 
successful one. Our staff strives to create a balance between each child's social emotional 
development while at the same time cognizant of curriculum and instruction. With the support and 
involvement of our parents, we endeavor to make each child's school experience an enriching one 
that will lay the foundation for the years to come. 

WILDWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 

The Wildwood Early Childhood Center, located at 182 Wildwood Street, currently has an enrollment 
of 201 Kindergarten and Preschool students. September 2007 marked an exciting development in 
the Wilmington Public Schools with the inception of full day kindergarten. The Wildwood Early 
Childhood Center now houses seven full day and two special needs kindergarten programs that allow 
students to receive integrated learning experiences and socialization opportunities in a five hour and 
fifteen minute day. Through a state funded Quality Full Day Kindergarten Grant, the kindergarten 
classrooms at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center were equipped with new furniture, materials 
and the building received updates. The grant also made it possible for the installation of a state-of- 
the-art wireless computer lab and software that students and staff utilize to enhance the Early 
Childhood curriculum. The Wildwood Early Childhood Center continues to offer two Pre-school 
programs. The integrated Pre-school program is presently a half-day program that has two sessions 
that run four days a week for two and a half hours a day and a full day Special Needs preschool that 
runs five hours fifteen minutes. 

Our kindergarten students receive weekly Art, Music and volunteer run library time, which includes 
Pre-school and Computer Lab time. Physical Education classes are offered twice weekly. Lunches 
are served to all of our full day students on a daily basis. Special Education support services, such as 
Speech/Language Therapy, Resource/Learning Support, Occupational and Physical Therapy are 
available for students needing such assistance. 

The Wildwood School prides itself on being a student-centered educational facility, emphasizing 
individual student development, strong student-centered curriculum, family involvement and 
positive school climate. Central to our kindergarten curriculum are the Houghton Mifflin English 
Language Arts Program, which is also utilized in the Pre-school, and the Math Trailblazers 
Program. Both programs lay the foundation for student success and both align with the MA State 
Frameworks. In kindergarten the Harcourt Science Program was adopted this year. With the 
addition of full day kindergarten, our students now have more time to explore life, physical and 
earth science through a hands-on science program. Staff continues to work tirelessly keeping our 
curriculum current and in accordance with the MA State Frameworks, in an effort to provide our 
students with academic, critical thinking and social skills that will last them a lifetime. Classroom 
and center activities focus on age-appropriate literacy skills, phonemic awareness, mathematics, 
written language, science, social studies and social skill development. Social and emotional 
development is an equally important facet of our curriculum in the Pre-school and Kindergarten 
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Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is a combined committee of administrators, teachers and parents 
from the Boutwell and Wildwood Early Childhood Centers, who meet on a monthly basis to develop a 
School Improvement Plan for the Early Childhood centers. The School Improvement Plan is a 
compilation of goals addressing the school's needs around learning results, professional development, 
facilities, community, technology and communication. 

Additionally, our parents put forth great interest and enthusiasm in all of their efforts to support our 
school through an active Wildwood Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC sponsors Scholastic 
Book Fairs, Movie Nights, and a Family Fun Night as well as enrichment opportunities and 
materials for our students. The PAC also sponsors our annual coat and food drives that support 
Wilmington community programs. 

In the spring the Wildwood Early Childhood Center participates in a school-wide thematic unit that 
focuses on the Town of Wilmington. Through this Wilmington Unit, students learn about the 
community, landmarks and traditions of their hometown through experiences that encompass all the 
strands of the curriculum. During our unit we also have a mini-town meeting where various town 
officials come to our school and establish important relationships with our young students. Officer 
Moon, our Safety Officer, is a friendly face to all the children as he presents bus and community 
safety programs and Lt. Hurley and other fire fighters bring important fire safety messages and 
programs. We are thankful to have such community involvement and support for the children at the 
Wildwood Early Childhood Center where our goal is to meet the needs of all our students in order for 
them to succeed and develop a life long love of learning. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

During the last academic year the Special Education Department received 156 referrals for initial 
Team evaluations and provided Special Education and related treatment services to 708 Special 
Needs students. 

During the last year the Special Education Department added two classrooms to serve children on 
the Autism spectrum. Specifically, the district added a classroom at the kindergarten level to serve 
children diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder and a second classroom at the 
Intermediate level to serve children of this age group diagnosed with Autism. Each one of these 
settings has an extended year program in order to prevent substantial regression. These two 
programs have served to expand the Wilmington Public Schools' capacity to provide in-district 
services to students with this disability. 

In a continuing effort to provide staff training for faculty and related service providers the Special 
Education Department has sponsored numerous workshops and conferences. For example, last year 
three separate ten hour workshops were conducted that focused on teaching students diagnosed with 
some form of Autism. Furthermore, the Special Education Department has continued to offer 
training opportunities for the educational assistants. 

PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT 

The Wilmington Public Schools continue to offer and support one of the finest and most 
comprehensive programs of music education in the Commonwealth. The staff of the Performing Arts 
Department is a team of highly qualified music educators that guides our students through a 
sequential curriculum that is completely aligned with the National Standards for Music Education, 
as well as the State Curriculum Frameworks. During their years in the Wilmington Public Schools 
Performing Arts classes, our students are given the tools and skills they need to be lifelong 
participants in music. 

At the elementary level, all students in grades K - 5 receive a minimum of one music class per week. 
In each year of music study, elementary students work on singing; playing instruments; composing, 
reading and notating music; listening to, analyzing and describing music; improvising within 
musical forms of melody and accompaniment; evaluating music and music performances; and 
understanding relationships between music and other disciplines as well as in relation to history and 
other cultures. Students at each grade level are given an opportunity to experience public 
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During the middle school years, students in the general music classes use the knowledge and skills 
that they developed during their elementary music classes for practical application in a performance 
based setting, in either guitar or piano keyboard class. Students have the opportunity to not only 
refine their technical music skills, but also further develop the expressive qualities of music, which 
include composition and music criticism. Additionally, students who received instruction in Chorus, 
Band and Strings at the elementary school level have the opportunity to take classes in these areas 
during middle school and expand the performance aspect of studying vocal or instrumental music. 
The middle school Strings, Band, Jazz Band and Chorus rehearse weekly during school and perform 
at numerous concerts and functions throughout the school year. 

At Wilmington High School, students can choose from a variety of Performing Arts classes, which 
include String Ensemble, Chorus, Concert & Marching Band, Jazz Band, Introduction to Theater 
and Theater Craft. Additionally, there are numerous extra-curricular opportunities such as Pit 
Orchestra. Pep Band, and an Acappella ensemble, "SoundScape". At both the middle and high 
school level, Drama Club is also offered as an extra-curricular activity. Drama Club is the perfect 
vehicle for providing students of all interests and abilities the chance to participate in one or more of 
the four nationally mandated Arts disciplines of Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts. Students 
who like to perform have the opportunity to audition for singing and dancing roles or chorus parts, 
and receive acting instruction as well. Countless other students choose to operate "outside of the 
spotlight" in these productions by designing and painting sets and scenery, handling the audio/visual 
equipment and by doing numerous other backstage tasks. 

Because of the continuing town-wide commitment to quality education, we can proudly state that 
Performing Arts are alive and thriving in Wilmington. 

FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT 

Wilmington High School increased its offerings to the student population with the introduction of 
Ceramics I, Ceramics H and Drawing and Painting. We also added to our staff Miss Megan Hinman 
who is teaching these classes. These additions have proved to be very popular with all three Ceramic 
sections completely filled. Miss Hinman has her Masters in Art Education from Tufts University 
and has kept the students busy learning both hand-building and wheel construction methods. With 
the retirement of Lillian Faveau we also welcomed a new art teacher for the West Intermediate 
School. Nora Elton teaches at the West Intermediate School three days a week and works at the 
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston coordinating student programs. Nora is also a jewelry designer and 
has her own website. 

Field trips this year included the spring visit to the new Institute of Contemporary Art, located on 
the Boston waterfront. The trip introduced students to a wide range of art techniques from 
installations to varied sculpture techniques to video art. The students were given a tour of the 
building and artwork. We had a beautiful sunny day to look out at the Boston waterfront. This fall 
the students visited MAMOC (The Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art). This museum is located 
in western Massachusetts so the ride itself treated us to splendid autumnal views of the hills. 
Students viewed work influenced by science and war among other areas of interests to the artists. 

Graphic Design I students participated in the Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest where students 
across the nation were asked to redesign the Heinz Ketchup packet. Although there were no 
winners from Wilmington High School, the students made some impressive work. 

Graphic Design II students competed in the T'*" Annual Tiburon International Film Festival Poster 
Contest. Each student designed a poster based on the festival's theme "Understanding the World 
through Film." The selected design will be announced in March. 

Graphic Design II students also designed new logos for the Wilmington Youth Lacrosse Association. 
The WYLA opened up this competition to Wilmington High School and Shawsheen Valley Technical 
High School students. Amica DiMambro (Class of 2009) designed the winning logo and was awarded 
a $500 Savings Bond. The selection committee was so impressed by all the submissions that they 
later chose to award two runner-up prizes. Seniors Christopher Lavin and Lauren Camillieri were 
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The following students had artwork submitted to this year's Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards: 
Arnica DiMambro (2009), Christopher Lavin (2008), Brianne Kelly (2008) and Danielle Johnston 
(2010). Whether these students receive recognition for their work will be determined at a later date. 

Graphic Design 1 students will once again be competing in Wilmington's Fun on the Fourth T-shirt 
Design Competition. The Fun on the Fourth Committee will select the design for this year's t-shirt 
later this spring. Last year's design winner, Jon Spurr (Class of 2009) was presented with his t-shirt 
at the Fourth of July celebration. 

Alyssa Neiman was selected for Art AD-State this year. This program accepts only 140 students 
statewide. Students stay overnight in Worcester and work with practicing artists to create an 
installation. This is a wonderful learning experience and also helps to start friendships with art 
students throughout the Commonwealth. 

Riley McCue won the Crayola contest "The Art of Childhood Book." It was a contest about design all 
around us. 

Karen Larrabee and Neal Roberts were the recipients of a mini-grant from the Wilmington School 
Business Partnership. They are combining lessons in portraiture and proportion with promoting 
diversity, harmony, anti-bullying and acceptance by creating an original art installation we call 
Towers of Tolerance. Each middle school student will create between five and ten mini 2" x 2" 
portraits of people from many cultures. These thousands of portraits will be combined on large, 
freestanding tube-style bases and panels which we plan to tour throughout the community over the 
next two years as a traveling exhibit. The plan is to have the exhibit visit other schools as well as 
businesses and community locations throughout Wilmington. All students are including one self- 
portrait in the exhibit. Staff throughout Wilmington have also been invited to add their portrait to 
the group. One tower is already complete and can be seen by visiting Room 347 at the Wilmington 
Middle School. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH 

The Physical Education and Health Department continued to serve all students (K-12). 

The Elementary Physical Education and Health Education Program is a comprehensive curriculum 
which incorporates physical fitness and skill development components as well as specific health 
related topics. The Health Education program emphasizes the importance of exercise, body systems, 
hygiene, proper nutrition, personal health care, sun protection and rest/sleep to feel well. The 
students learn to identify major behaviors that contribute to wellness through self-esteem, 
relationships, responsibility, communication and decision making skills. Through Art, Library, 
Music and Physical Education, teachers at the Woburn Street School presented their 
interdisciplinary program with their second grade students. The second grade students presented 
"Live Well." Each of the second grade classes learned about the importance of keeping their body 
healthy in Health class. In Library, the students memorized a poem written by Brod Bagert entitled 
"Sense Alive." In preparing for the April 13^^ program, the students created art exhibits, learned 
song lyrics in Music and created dance movement in Physical Education. The interdisciplinary 
programs continue to provide the students with an opportunity to learn important topics in a fun, 
creative and unique way. At the Woburn Street School, the third grade students were provided an 
opportunity to experience technology in their physical education class. The Wilmington Business 
Partnership Grant provided funding for the purchase of pedometers for the students. The children 
participated in a curriculum program entitled "On the Move with Pedometers" in Physical 
Education. It was an exciting time in all classes. The children were working hard to accumulate as 
many steps during class to reach the goal of one mile (2,400 steps). In fifth grade, we continue to 
offer the DARE Program in cooperation with the Wilmington Police Department and Officer Julie 
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The Middle School Physical Education & Health Education program is a comprehensive curriculum 
which incorporates health topics, physical fitness and sport skill development for all students. A 
Physical Education unit includes the traverse climbing wall which was installed at the Wilmington 
Middle School gymnasium and the students continue to be extremely excited about using the 
climbing wall. The climbing wall will enhance skills that build strength, endurance and 
coordination. During the fall, the entire middle school students and staff participated in team 
building activity day that enhance positive relationships among their school community. The 
activities included grade level book discussions, three team building activities and a presentation in 
the auditorium about not bullying. 

The Physical Education Curriculum at the high school, Health Dynamics, is a comprehensive 
program dealing with health, fitness and life skills. Students will examine appropriate health topics 
including substance abuse, nutrition, physical fitness, human sexuality, mental health and stress 
management. The curriculum also incorporates effects of the environment, consumer issues, ecology, 
and social issues in the program. Related physical activities designed to reinforce health issues will 
be offered to ensure a complete holistic sense of mental, spiritual and physical well-being. 

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT 

The Health Dynamics Department cited several students for Outstanding Achievement in 2007: 
Academic Excellence Awards were presented to the following students: 



• Class of 20 10 

• Class of 2009 

• Class of 2008 

• Class of 2007 



James Marra 
Lisa Rooker 
Evan Borseti 
Michael Golden 



Academic Achievement Awards were presented to the following students: 

Bryanna Marra 
Krista Murphy 
James DiNuccio 
Julie Braid 
Meaghan Keene 



Athletic Award Recipients 

• Dr. Gerald Pagan Award: "To the most outstanding Wilmington High School Senior 
Athlete:" Josh Mayo and Brianne Bozzella 

• Lawrence H. Gushing, Sr. Award: "To the senior demonstrating dedication to Athletics at 
Wilmington High School:" Kenneth Adams and Taryn Martiniello 

• Harold "Ding" Driscoll Award: "To the senior athlete demonstrating courage, discipline and 
tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" Gregory Stewart and Ashley Vitale 

• Joseph H. Woods, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: "To the senior athlete demonstrating courage, 
discipline and tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" Gregory Stewart and 
Brianne Bozzella 

• Jack Wolfe Memorial Scholarship: "To the male and female athlete who exhibit team spirit, 
leadership and equal dedication to academics as well as athletics:" Michael Stewart and 
Ashley Vitale 

• Dick Scanlon Scholarship: Eric Legro and Brianne Bozzella 

• The Wildcat Distinguished Service Award: Sons of Italy 



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Athletic Department Highlights of 2007 



The Boys Basketball team coached by Jim McCune had an overall record of 17-3. This was their 
sixth consecutive Large School Championship. They lost in the semi-finals of Division II North State 
Tournament to Bedford. 

The Girls Basketball team coached by Jay Keane had an overall record of 17-3. They lost in the 
Division 111 North State Tournament Finals to Pentucket. Ashley Vitale was Cape Ann League All 
Conference, CAL Player of the Year, Lowell Sun 1^' Team All Star, Globe and Herald All Scholastic. 
Coach Keane was Lowell Sun Coach of the Year. 

The Girls Ice Hockey team coached by Joe McMahon had an overall record of 17-3. They finished 1^*^ 
place in the North Cape League and lost in the semi-finals of Division II Tournament to Barnstable. 
Jessica Scioli was a Globe and Herald All Scholastic, All Conference North Cape and Lawrence Eagle 
Tribune All Star. Coach McMahon was Lowell Sun Coach of the Year. 

The Winter Cheerleading team coached by Nancy Sullivan was Cape Ann League Champions, North 
Regional and State Champions. 

The Wrestling team is coached by Michael Pimental. Steve Sughrue was a Cape Ann League All 
League & Division III State Champion @ 103 lbs. along with being a Lowell Sun All Star. 

Boys Spring Track coached by Bob Cripps had a record of 8-3. Shawn Fahey was 2"'' in the State and 
All State Meets in the Javelin and was a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All Scholastic. Nick 
Farnsworth was the State Champion in the Javelin and set a new state record for distance. Mike 
Condell was the State Champion in the 800 meter race. The Javelin Relay Team, which consisted of 
Shawn Fahey, Nick Farnsworth and Thomas Barry, were State Champions. 

Girls Spring Track is coached by Thomas Bradley. Stephanie Baima was a State Champion in the 
High Jump. 

Boys JV Lacrosse was coached by Chris Lewis and had a record of 10-1-2. 

Girls JV Lacrosse was coached by Lois Nardo and had a record of 11-3-1. It was a great season for 
both programs. Starting in the spring of 2008, Lacrosse will become a Varsity sport. 

Boys Soccer was coached by Stephen Scanlon and had an overall record of 13-1-4. The team finished 
in a tie for place with Masco for the Cape Ann League Large. CAL Player of the Year was Vinny 
Papageorgiou. CAL Coach of the Year was Stephen Scanlon. The team was the recipient of the 
League Sportsmanship Award. Vinny Papageorgiou was also chosen as Boston Globe and Boston 
Herald All Scholastic. 

The Football team coached by Bob Almeida had an overall record 9-2. The team finished in a tie for 

place with Masco in the Cape Ann League Large Division. Ernie Mello was CAL Player of the 
Year and a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All Scholastic. 

Football Cheerleading won the Cape Ann League and North Region Championship. They came in 
2"d in the States. 

SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE 

Wilmington School Food Service employs 16 full-time and 24 part-time staff, in addition to the Food 
Service Secretary and the Administrator of Food Services. All salaries, food, supply and equipment 
purchases, as well as most maintenance costs and office supplies are paid from the Food Service 
revolving account. Revenues obtained from student lunch participation, reimbursement from the 
Department of Education, catering. Senior Citizen Lunch, Extended Day Care and other programs 
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We comply with the United States Department of Agriculture's food based menu-planning system 
and nutrient standards, providing meals that meet 1/3 of the RDA for calories, as well as required 
levels of other key nutrients, including fat, saturated fat, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and 
calcium. Lunch prices for the 2007/2008 school year are as follows: $1.50 at the elementary and 
middle schools and $1.75 at the high school. A total of 393,064 student meals were served last school 
year (2006-2007). Students may choose from a variety of lunch options at all grade levels to 
encourage participation. Average monthly participation was approximately 65% district-wide. In 
addition to reimbursable meals, a la carte items are available to students to supplement school 
lunches and those brought from home. 

Allerg\- and other health concerns continue to be addressed. Full-time food service staff is trained 
annually in EPI-PEN administration. The Cafeteria Managers at each school and the Administrator 
of Food Service work closely with school nurses and parents, providing ingredient and nutrient 
information as necessary. At present there are 35 ServSafe certified sanitarians on staff including 
the Administrator and all staff should be certified by February 2008. Monthly food safety trainings 
and inspections are performed in each school. 

The Managers/Supervisors were trained by the Department of Education on correctly preparing and 
completing production records. Five managers attended a conference which included a seminar 
called "What is the Purpose of a Banana?" 

Computerized Point-of-Sale systems are in place at all schools to improve the efficiency and accuracy 
of reporting and accounting. Participation, especially of students eligible for free and reduced price 
meals, has increased remarkably since this program was introduced and online services are now also 
available. Other initiatives completed during the school year include various equipment and storage 
facility improvements and the purchase of a new dish machine for both the Woburn Street School 
and the West Intermediate School. 

From August 2006 through July 2007, the Senior citizen home-delivered and congregate meals 
program at the West Intermediate School served 15,007 lunches. 

CONCLUSION 

Wilmington Public Schools had several retirees this past year: Dorothy Barrett, Linda Bavuso, Alice 
Bertini, Virginia Blodgett, Martha Boudreau, John Fahey, Lillian Favreau, Bonnie Gamble, Nancy 
Goldman, Virginia Littlefield, Martha Mahoney, Steven Marino, Stoddard Melhado, Ann Mulak, 
Michele Nortonen, Lucia Proia, Susan Schellenbach, Brian Smith and Catherine Symonds. The 
Wilmington School community wishes to thank these people for their many years of dedicated 
service to the children of Wilmington and wishes them many happy and healthful retirement years. 

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the administrators, teachers, 
support staff, parents and students who contributed their efforts to the Wilmington Public Schools 
during the past school year. A special note of thanks to the many town departments that cooperated 
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SHAWSHEEN VALLEY REGIONAL 
VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 

The Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District is pleased to submit its 2007 
Annual Report to the citizens of Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury and Wilmington. Located 
on Cook Street in Billerica next to the towns of Burlington and Wilmington, the school celebrated its 
37"> anniversary this year, perpetuating the highest quality in vocational technical education to area 
youth and residents. 

The elected representatives of the 10-member Regional School Committee that governs the District 
are: Mark Trifiro, Treasurer, and Donald Drouin from Bedford; Kenneth L. Buffum and Bernard F. 
Hoar, Vice-Chairman, from Billerica; Paul V. Gedick and John P. Miller from Burlington; J. Peter 
Downing and Patricia W. Meuse, Secretary, from Tewksbury; and James M. Gillis, Chairman, and 
Robert G. Peterson, from Wilmington. Charles Lyons has been Superintendent/Director of the 
District since 1987. 

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (SVTHS) is one of 26 regional vocational technical school 
districts in Massachusetts. One thousand two hundred and fifty-seven (1,257) high-school students 
were enrolled in SVTHS's day school programs in October of 2007 and more than 600 adults 
participated in the school's various adult and continuing education courses. 

In June of 2007, SVTHS graduated 297 seniors. By September of 2007, ninety-four percent of 
SVTHS' graduates were either employed in their area of expertise or pursuing higher education. In 
addition, one percent entered the miUtary forces and five percent were employed in other trade 
areas. 

The SVTHS faculty is an exceptional group of talented academic and vocational/technical educators 
who are all highly qualified to teach in their respective disciplines and occupational areas. SVTHS 
employs 131 full-time teachers as well as 16 para-professionals (teacher aides). Of those full-time 
teachers, there are 11 department chairs and 16 lead teachers. All SVTHS teachers hold state 
certification credentials and exhibit the character, health, personality and professional competency 
worthy of serving the needs of District students. 

Academic Programs 

MCAS Performance: In the spring of 2007, 92 percent (296 of 323) of SVTHS's ninth graders passed 
the inaugural Biology MCAS test. This local score compares extremely well to the statewide Biology 
passing rate of only 76 percent. During the same testing period, SVTHS's tenth graders 
outperformed all preceding sophomore classes on both the English Language Arts and Mathematics 
MCAS tests. Ninety-seven percent passed the former; 95 percent, the latter. 

Curriculum Revision: SVTHS redesigned its Biology curriculum to align to the Massachusetts 
Biology Frameworks. The revision creates a two-year course that addresses each of the six standards 
promulgated by the Department of Education (DOE) and pays increased attention to laboratory 
activity. 

Anticipating the advent of the United States History MCAS test in the spring of 2011, members of 
SVTHS's Social Studies Department are paralleling the biology curricular revision. In the near 
future, SVTHS will implement a two-year United States History course aligned with the 
Massachusetts Frameworks. 

In addition to these test-driven revisions, members of the Physical Education/Health faculty have 
recently updated that department's curriculum to reflect, among other outcomes, the instructional 
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Promotions, New Positions and New Staff: Dr. Robert Kanellas was appointed Director of Academic 
Programs to replace Ms. Kerry Sullivan, who retired in the spring of 2007. Prior to his appointment, 
Dr. Kanellas taught English at SVTHS for 35 years, concurrently serving as Department Chair for 
ten years. 

To coordinate the remedial instruction and Educational Proficiency Plans that will result from the 
DOE's increased MCAS passing threshold, SVTHS created the position of MCAS Remediation Chair 
and hired Mrs. Mane Smith in that capacity. Mrs. Smith, who has worked for seven years in the 
Support Services Department, possesses extensive experience as a writer of Individual Educational 
Plans, MCAS appeals and MCAS Alternative-Assessment Portfolios. 

To accommodate the recently implemented two-year Biology curriculum, SVTHS added Ms. Rita 
Dalmanieras to its Science faculty. In addition, Mrs. Laurie Grant joined the Science faculty to fill 
an existing vacancy. 

Following the retirement of Mr. William Christerson, Mr. Leonard Simonelli was hired as a social 
studies teacher and Mr. Edward Geary was promoted to the position of Chair. 

Mary Grace Ferrari, hired to fill a Mathematics vacancy, is an experienced teacher who had 
previously received two awards in the city of Somerville for excellence in teaching. Karen (Antonelli) 
Ruggiero, a SVTHS alumna, joined the SVTHS staff as a mathematics aide. 

Summer School: The roof-replacement project that extended through the summer months 
necessitated the relocation of the 35"* Annual Summer Academic program to an alternate site. 
SVTHS remains indebted to the extraordinary assistance of the Billerica school system during the 
summer months, specifically to the professional courtesies extended by Superintendent Anthony 
Serio and to the hospitality of the Locke Middle School Principal, Alexander "Sandy" Infanger. 

SVTHS enrolled 140 students from ten surrounding school systems in 26 courses during the summer 
of 2007. Individuals seeking summer-school information should contact Dr. Robert Kanellas, 
Director of Academic Programs, at 978-671-3640. 

Infrastructure Renovations: The extensive summer renovations to the school's infrastructure 
included, in part, the remodeling of one science laboratory; the soundproofing of one English 
classroom; the construction of a new MCAS Remediation classroom; the installation of ceiling- 
mounted LED projectors in many academic classrooms; the remodeling of a centralized mathematics 
office; the installation of a new gymnasium floor; and the repair of the pool, its filtration system and 
deck. 

Building and Grounds 

The summer of 2007 was a very productive construction schedule for both Shawsheen Valley 
Regional Vocational Technical High School and KBA Architects of Charlestown, MA (Knight, Bagge 
& Anderson, Inc.). The new rubber roof was completed with a 25 year warranty, new HVAC rooftop 
units were installed for heating and cooling, a new energy management system, numerous electrical 
upgrades, the swimming pool restoration was finished and a new gym floor installed. Most projects 
were engineered with concern for energy savings and long-term building envelope protection. 
Underway for 2008, KBA Architects designed new, thermal efficient entrance doors and the much 
needed renovation of the swimming pool locker rooms and coaches' facilities. Overall, it has been a 
very successful and productive few years for everyone involved in the various construction projects. 

Clubs and Organizations 

Student Council: The Eighth Annual Shawsheen Turkey Bowl, the much anticipated flag-football 
game between the junior and senior girls was once again a successful holiday event which raised 
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Drama Club: During the winter, members of the Drama Club, under the direction of Ms. Angela 
Caira and Mr. Timothy Woodward, staged a Broadway cabaret dinner theater that featured 
performances from Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, a Chorus Line, Line King, Phantom of the Opera 
and Hair Spray. In the spring, this versatile troupe of performers staged Much Ado High School and 
Mmm Beth, two one-act plays. 

Newspaper and Literary Magazine: During its 37'*' annual meeting, the Scholastic Press Forum 
voted SVTHS's Rampage best School newspaper and SVTHS's Rambling best literary magazine. 
This distinguished National award recognized the special talents of the SVTHS students who 
supplied the content and designed the layout of each publication under the supervision of Mrs. Leah 
Marquis of the English Department and Mr. Doug Michaud of the Technical Illustration/Commercial 
Art shop. 

Oratory Club: Sara Pietila, an 11'*" grade Health student from Billerica, placed second at the District 
level in the Voice of Democracy Speech Contest sponsored by VFW Post 2597 of Pinehurst. 

Alumni Club: The meticulous direction and indefatigable data collection of Mrs. Gail Poulten, 
Alumni advisor and English faculty member, resulted in the first-ever publication of an Alumni 
Directory that solicited and contained the biographical information of respondents from the school's 
34 graduating classes. In addition, Mrs. Poulten established an executive board, chaired by Attorney 
James Haroutunian, to plan future alumni activity. Any SVTHS alumni interested in working with 
Mrs. Poulten should contact her at gpoulten@shawsheen.tec. ma. us or 978-671-3584. 

Athletics: More than 450 students participated in interscholastic athletics capturing the 
Commonwealth Athletic Conference Championships in golf, boys basketball, girls softball, boys 
lacrosse and spring track. The Rams also captured state vocational titles in football, girls swimming, 
Softball and boys track. Fourteen varsity teams qualified for post-season play and the overall 
winning percentage of the varsity teams ranked amongst the highest in school history. Dozens of 
SVTHS athletes achieved Commonwealth Athletic Conference All-Star status; as well as Lowell Sun 
All-Star status in various sports. Overall, it was clearly one of the most successful athletic seasons 
in SVTHS school history. 

For an unprecedented fifth time in six years, SVTHS has earned the Markham Award from The 
Boston Globe for the most outstanding vocational/technical high school sports program in 
Massachusetts. The award is a reflection of the commitment and talent of all those associated with 
the SVTHS Athletic program. 

Parent Advisory Council: Once again, graduation day culminated in a well-attended all-night party 
sponsored and organized by the SVTHS Parent Advisory Council under the direction of its chair and 
SVTHS alumna, Mrs. Robin Sgrosso. 

Support Services 

The SVTHS Support Services Department services the sixth largest population of students with 
special needs in Massachusetts. Our school has the highest graduation rate in the state for schools 
with one hundred or more Special Education students in each grade. The graduation average for 
students on Individual Educational Plans (lEPs) at SVTHS is 90.2 percent as compared to the state 
average of 61.1 percent. SVTHS's success on the MCAS has continued as a result of a "team" effort 
on the part of Academic, Vocational/Technical and Support Services staff to address the needs of our 
Special Education population. With over 30 percent of our students being diagnosed with special 
needs, our passing rates as a school were over 90 percent on English language arts, mathematics and 
biology. In addition to their work on MCAS, the Support Services staff has gone through extensive 
training to support and facilitate the development of Individualized Educational Plans for our 
Special Needs population. The school has also built and equipped a conference room in order to 
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Building and Grounds 



In 2007. SVTHS completed an unprecedented number of renovations and construction projects. 
Those completed include: Existing two layers of old roofs were stripped and replaced with new 
insulated panels and a rubber roof membrane through the entire building; 20 old roof top HVAC 
units were removed from the roof and replaced with new; Energy Management System controlling 
HVAC equipment and parking lot lights replaced the old system; gymnasium floor was replaced and 
repainted with a new logo; pool filter was replaced with a new sand system (pool was also drained 
and grouted along with the pool deck); electrical panels were replaced and new lighting occupancy 
sensors were installed through most of the building (new electrical feeds were also installed in four 
locations of the building with building's main breaker panels tested and serviced); three new HVAC 
unit ventilators were installed in rooms 300, 303 and 304. 

Community Services 

Adult Evening School: The Adult Evening School continues to offer a wide variety of opportunities to 
adults interested in expanding their vocational and technical knowledge and skills. More than 30 
courses are offered during both the fall and spring semesters with enrollment exceeding six hundred 
adult learners during the past year. Residents interested in taking these and other types of practical 
courses are encouraged to contact Mr. Art Holmes, Adult Education Coordinator, at 978-667-2111 for 
information and/or a brochure. 

School of Practical Nursing: During June commencement exercises, the School of Practical Nursing 
graduated its 13"' class, comprising of 31 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). Since its inception in 
September of 1994, a total of 429 students have successfully graduated from this program and have 
gone on to rewarding careers as Licensed Practical Nurses. This intense ten-month program offers 
qualified adults a combination of evening and weekend coursework and clinical externship 
experiences that prepare aspiring healthcare professionals for the state LPN exam. The significance 
and benefit of this valuable program to the community is magnified by the extreme shortages of 
qualified healthcare professionals that exist both locally and nationally. Residents interested in 
applying to the LPN program are urged to contact the Director of the School of Practical Nursing, 
Ms. Patricia Noonan, at 978-671-3646. 

Middle School Career Awareness: Four hundred and thirty-two middle-school students from the 
district participated in after school, career awareness activities during the winter of 2006-2007. 
Students spent five hours exploring six of 12 different career path options. Mr. Richard Lavoie 
coordinates this program in conjunction with a guidance counselor from each of the middle schools 
located within the district. He can be reached at 978-667-2111, Extension 594 for registration 
materials or general information. The program is free of charge and is available to district middle 
school students. Busing is provided by SVTHS. 

Tech Prep: Through participation in the nationally recognized Tech Prep program and its numerous 
articulation agreements, qualified SVTHS students receive the opportunity to earn college credit for 
coursework completed prior to high school graduation. Articulations with both a carpenter's union 
and an electrical union are also in place providing pathways into licensed trade areas for successful 
SVTHS students. 

Swim Programs: SVTHS offered several high-quality swim programs on a year-round basis during 
2007 in its Olympic sized, recently renovated swimming pool. The SVTHS pool also serves as the 
home site for Interscholastic High School Swim teams from the Billerica, Bedford and Burlington 
public schools. Individuals seeking swim program information should contact Ms. Jill Branley, 
Interim Aquatic Director, at 978-671-3699. 

Billerica House of Correction: The Billerica House of Correction opened a new facility in 2006 that 
included a state-of-the-art culinary arts training kitchen with classrooms. SVTHS provided 
extensive technical assistance to the House of Corrections by working closely and collaboratively 
with their staff to develop and implement a 400-hour Fundamentals of Culinary Arts course and 
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forward to maintaining the collaboration with the Billerica House of Corrections by providing 
technical assistance and end-of-covirse assessment services that will validate inmate achievement of 
the course objectives. 

Middlesex Community College: SVTHS continued its partnership with the Hospitality Management 
Department of Middlesex Community College to deliver four courses at SVTHS as part of the 
requirements for its Culinary Arts Certificate or Associates in Science Degree option. Student 
enrollment is strong and the program receives exemplary student evaluations. 

Non-traditional by Gender Advisory Committee: The SVTHS Non-traditional by Gender Advisory 
Committee is a newly established program to explore and identify recruitment tools and support 
initiatives for students enrolled in occupational areas that are non-traditional by gender. The 
committee is led by a chair overseeing four SVTHS teachers and staff including two vocational 
teachers, one academic teacher and a support staff involved in the gay/straight alliance. 

Computer Services 

Student Information System: The Computer Services staff completed the 2007 Academic School Year 
using the "iPASS" (Internet Pupil Administrative Software System) meeting all DOE and District 
reporting requirements. In January, Computer Services trained the Guidance Department on the 
use of the iPASS's college subsystem for tracking college applications. In March, the new "iStaff 
(Internet Staff Administrative Software System) add-on to "iPASS" was installed to start the DOE's 
EPIMS (Education Personnel Information Management System) project. This large data collection 
project, required by the DOE, ran from March until December. In April, the school nurses received 
additional training on the "iHealth" module that allows the nurse's office to track all visits to their 
office and provide reports of services delivered. In May, the freshmen entered into their permanent 
shop placement and the 2007-2008 scheduling process started for all students. During the summer, 
Computer Services helped complete all academic students scheduling, ninth grade exploratory 
scheduling and the customized "welcome back to school" letters to parents. In October, Computer 
Services redesigned the exploratory report card for freshmen and added the class of 2011 to Parent 
Access Manager. Use of the iPASS Parent Access Manager has increased from 25% in 2004, 53% in 
2005 and 65% in 2006 to 74% of the parents this year. The Parent Access Manager allows parents to 
view up-to-date information on their children in the areas of attendance, grades, schedules and 
discipline information. 

Computer Network: During 2007, computer labs for Title I Math, academics, library, science, math 
and guidance received new PC upgrades and LCD displays. The Graphic Arts and Commercial Art 
& Design departments along with the English lab received new iMac upgrades. In addition, every 
computer lab in the school received new hard disk images to refresh and update the computers with 
required software. During the spring and fall the four-year computer technology replacement plan 
was reviewed and updated for new technology needs and approved by the SVTHS's Technology 
Committee. As part of the long-term planning process, Business Technology and the academic labs 
were upgraded from IGB to 10GB fiber. 

Applications: The computer staff introduced the new web based Plato Learning Environment for the 
Math and Support Services departments as well as continued to maintain the Kurzweil text-to- 
speech software system. The Master Cam software system was upgraded for the Machine 
Technology department and the computer staff installed the Mitchell software training system and 
server for use by the Diesel Mechanics department. The Computer Services department purchased 
and installed school-wide licenses for the Adobe Create Suite 3 used throughout the school's 
curriculums. For the Computer Aided Design and Drafting department. Computer Services installed 
and configured the latest AutoCAD 2008 Academy software. 

Guidance 

Admissions: The popularity of SVTHS among district eighth graders continues to rise. SVTHS 
received over 600 applications for fall 2007 enrollment and accepted 335 students into the class of 
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College and Career- Planning: College and Career Planning at SVTHS include a number of activities 
and events throughout the four year program. Students are first encouraged to investigate and 
explore career and technical areas through the Career Planning process and Vocational Explore 
program. Added to this experience are college and industry visits both in the classroom and out in 
the field. The College and Career Night offered in November attracted in excess of 500 people and 
was open to students and parents from the district towns as well as the SVTHS community. More 
than 60 colleges and career schools were represented at the event, as were branches of the U. S. 
Armed Forces. In addition to acquiring information on a variety of post secondary options, students 
and parents gathered information on Tech Prep advanced credit and financial aid opportunities. 

Financial Aid Night: In January, the Guidance department partnered with the Massachusetts 
Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) in presenting comprehensive workshops to assist students 
and parents in understanding the financial aid process. In addition to a presentation on the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, SVTHS students and their parents received 
information about scholarship sources both locally and nationally. 

Scholarships and Awards: One hundred forty-six graduates received scholarships at the Annual 
Scholarship and Awards night. Local community organizations and SVTHS affiliates contributed 
approximately $60,000 in scholarship assistance. In addition, SVTHS graduates received prestigious 
awards and scholarships from college/career schools and the state-sponsored scholarship program 
designed to recognize academic excellence. Through the generous support of the industrial 
community, many graduates received tool and equipment awards. 

Cooperative Education Program: With the assistance of local industry, more than 150 students from 
the Class of 2007 participated in this "training through work" opportunity. Many of these positions 
lead to permanent job placement upon graduation. In 2007, SVTHS expanded its Cooperative 
Education opportunities through a highly structured apprenticeship program to include ll'^ grade 
students. Selected students are able to begin an apprenticeship-training program while still in high 
school earning valuable hours towards licensure. 

School Council 

An important agency of school governance, the 2006-2007 SVTHS School Council is made up of three 
parents: Sharon Pietila, Jean Perry and Joanne Barry, all of Billerica, two community members: 
Bob Lazott of Billerica and Cosmo Ciccariello of Burlington, two SVTHS faculty members: Robert 
Roach and Donna Young and co-chaired by Dr. Robert Cunningham, Assistant Superintendent- 
Director/Principal and Nancy Higgins, community member. 

The council discussed agenda items including school budget, revisions to the SVTHS Student 
Handbook and the 2007-2008 School Improvement Plan. 

Technical Programs 

Automotive Technology: The Automotive Technology shop is a nationally accredited mechanic 
program, certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). 
NATEF requires high standards with regard to curriculum, equipment, tools and teacher 
certifications. All SVTHS instructors in the program are ASE certified expert technicians and are 
committed to keeping their knowledge and skills current. This continuous commitment of staying 
current with new technologies benefits the student body by annually revising and implementing new 
curriculum. 

The Automotive Technology program received many major renovations over the summer. Work 
included a new office area, expansion of a supply/parts room and the creation of a custom service 
desk area where students engage in learning Strand 5 - Management and Entrepreneurship 
Knowledge and Skills and Strand 6 - Technological Knowledge and Skills of the framework. Record 
keeping and parts inventory has also been implemented into this year's curriculum. A newly painted 
shop wall, combined with a new brick fagade of the office area within the shop and a new glass 
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Through the capital budget process, the Automotive Technology program was able to purchase a new 
Genesis Analyzer. This new computer scanner was highly recommended by the Craft Advisory 
Board, enabling students to learn troubleshooting techniques on vehicles with up-to-date equipment 
that is used in industry. 

The Automotive Technology program continues to offer complete service work on vehicles to the 
general public. In providing this opportunity the students are given the experience to work on live 
work from many different makes and models of cars and trucks, as well as providing an outstanding 
service to the community. The students also maintain all the school-owned vehicles, which are used 
for many of our outside construction programs and nursing externships. This practice provides the 
students with the chance to experience many of the problems that will be encountered in industry. 

The Automotive Technology juniors received ten hours of OSHA general-industry safety training this 
spring and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and the enhancement of their 
employment and earning potential, while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate 
of Occupational Proficiency. 

Auto Body: The Auto Body shop is a nationally accredited mechanics program, certified by the 
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF requires high standards 
with regard to curriculum, equipment, tools and teacher certifications. All SVTHS instructors in the 
program are ASE certified expert technicians and are committed to keeping their knowledge and 
skills current. Second year instructor Mr. David Lelievre has completed four additional 1-CAR 
classes: the first two being hands-on certification, one in steel MIG welding and the other in 
aluminum MIG welding. The other two are I-CAR certifications in plastic repair. I-CAR develops 
and delivers technical training programs to professionals in all areas of the collision industry. This 
continuous commitment of staying current with new technologies benefits the student body by 
revising the curriculum annually with new standards that are seen in industry. 

The capital budget process enabled the Auto Body program to renovate its facilities in the summer. 
The entire shop was power washed and the ceiling painted, creating a bright and vibrant learning 
environment. A new portable prep-station was purchased and utilized when welding is being 
performed within the shop. Also purchased was a full-hooded painting respirator. With this 
apparatus, safety will be enhanced by eliminating the need for individually fitted painting 
respirators. 

The students in Auto Body utilize the transportation computer lab to access the NATEF curriculum 
on the Internet, which provides for a wide range of curriculum activities. This curriculum keeps 
students up-to-date with the latest auto body technology. 

As is the case with the Automotive Technology program. Auto Body students continue to respond to 
vehicle -rep air requests from district towns, including many requests from elderly citizens and they 
maintain school-owned vehicles. 

The Auto Body juniors received ten hours of OSHA general-industry safety training this spring and 
received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancement of their employment and 
earning potential while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate of Occupational 
Proficiency. 

Business Information Services: Students successfully completed exams and certifications that 
exercise the validity of standards including: IC^ Computer Fundamentals, IC^ Key Applications, IC^ 
Living Online, Speciahst Certification in Word 2003, Excel 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Access 2003, 
Outlook 2003, Expert Certification in Word 2003 Expert, Excel 2003 Expert, Master Certification in 
Word 2003 Expert (required). Excel 2003 Expert (required), PowerPoint 2003 (required), Access 2003 
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Students also participated in two professional student organizations: SkillsUSA and Business 
Professionals of America (BPA), earning recognition in a variety of areas. In addition, students 
continue to receive the Microsoft Office Specialist certification to validate desktop computer skills 
using Microsoft Office programs. 

The opening of the newly designed and expanded School Store across from the cafeteria is an 
integral part of the program's marketing component allowing students to manage its day-to-day 
operation. An application will be submitted to the DOE for Chapter 74 Marketing Program 
approval. 

Business Information and Services juniors completed their on-line Career Safe certificates as a 
safety credential and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their 
employment and earning potential, while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate 
of Occupational Proficiency. 

Carpentry: The Carpentry department has seen significant upgrades to their shop area this year 
with the addition of a new, modified dust collector system that enables students to operate all 
equipment within the shop virtually dust free. Two new Powermatic table saws were purchased 
through the capital budget process equipped with Beismeyer guard systems to ensure as safe an 
environment as possible. A new stainless steel automatic hand sink was also installed in the shop, 
meeting the sanitary needs of the students and staff. New enclosures were built in the yard to keep 
supplies and material out of the elements as well as providing a better way to organize large stock 
orders. A new In-focus Multimedia system was installed in the related room, allowing for a new 
updated video library to further enhance the related curriculum. 

After a one-year hiatus, SVTHS is conducting a community house-building project this year. The 
program has offered to build a house for an individual within the district who qualified with the 
given specifications and drawn from the lottery. Mark Murphy of Wilmington was the lucky 
recipient of the project. This project offers the junior and senior students a "real-world" opportunity 
to acquire and develop skills as well as experience teamwork, working in different weather elements 
and making changes of a plan due to unanticipated changes. 

The Carpentry students were also responsible for the completion of many projects around the school 
building including the stunning new school store, completion of the new office area/storage area for 
the Automotive Technology program and the design and installation of the Pergola in a memorial 
garden in the school's courtyard. 

The Carpentry juniors received ten hours of OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry outreach safety 
training this spring and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their 
employment and earning potential while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate 
of Occupational Proficiency. 

Commercial Art & Design: The Commercial Art and Design program has grown from 18 to 25 
students accepted. With recommendations from professionals and industry specific advisory board 
members, the curriculum expanded to align with the curriculum framework and current technology. 

Through the capital budget process, a digital media lab was added to the core program. Mr. Greg 
Bendel, an aide assisting with the program, possesses extensive training and educational experience 
in the area of digital media. Along with the lab reconstruction, Macintosh computers with state-of- 
the-art software, newly purchased video cameras, digital cameras and photo quality scanners are all 
part of the newly renovated lab. 

The program continues to meet the requests and needs of the school district and in-house school 
projects. The live work incorporates timelines and rigorous quality standards that are found in 
industry and are used for many of the student's portfolios. Commercial Art and Design students 
participated in the design and layout of a Billerica elementary school sign, school gymnasium floor 
layout, posters and banners, the design and layout of a poster for the library and the design and 
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Commercial Art and Design juniors will complete their on-Une Career Safe certificates as a safety 
credential and receive 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their 
employment and earning potential while fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate of 
Occupational Proficiency. 

Computer Aided Design & Drafting: The CADD program is a member of the American Design 
Drafting Association (ADDA); the premier professional organization for Drafting programs and 
membership provides the opportunity for students to take the Drafter Certification Examination and 
become certified. Its Curriculum Certification programs also provide a resource for schools to 
develop and upgrade program curriculum and to better prepare students to meet workforce and 
employment requirements. 

Relocated to a new state-of-the-art facility, the program also purchased state-of-the-art technological 
computers and equipment. The new space and equipment has also allowed the instructors to develop 
a new scope and sequence and curriculum. 

Students are able to utilize a new software program (Chief Architect) working with the owner of the 
Wilmington house project in designing floor plans. The junior class visits the house weekly as it is 
being built, getting a first hand look on how their design actually looks from the computer layout to 
the real wood frame. The class is also planning to create a scaled model of the house before the end 
of the year. Students also work with Auto-CAD, Solid Modeling, Pro E and G.I.S Terrain modeling 
while gaining valuable experience by completing community projects and in-house requests such as 
providing various drawings for school renovations, school maps and shop evacuation floor plans. 

Acquisitions of 3-D printers through the capital budget process provides students the ability to 
realistically experience the design process that actual engineers and designers use. The Craft 
Advisory Board has recommended the 3-D printer for the classroom. The committee also pointed out 
the demand to be able to operate rapid prototyping as a desired skill needed in industry. 

The Drafting/CADD juniors completed their on-line Career Safe general industry certificates as a 
safety credential and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their 
employment and earning potential while fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate of 
Occupational Proficiency. 

Computer Science & Internet Technology: This program is divided into two unique tracks where the 
students have the ability to experience Computer Science and Internet Technology. The Computer 
Science Networking curriculum enables students to attain IC^ Certification, and A-i- Certifications. 
The A+ portion of the curriculum has been implemented to a Security+ based training program to 
parallel real world job opportunities for many students this year. The Class of 2009 excelled with a 
success rate of 90 percent on the IC^ Certification program. 

In the Web-based portion of the Internet, the seniors were introduced to a new programming 
language - "Alice in Action with Java," utilizing object-based programming. Other new projects 
consist of developing a new road show video presentation in conjunction with the Commercial Art 
and Design program. 

The capital budget improvements included a new overhead projector in shop that allowed the 
program to implement their curriculum from current DVDs. Also purchased this year were 
ergonomically designed chairs for all workstations, providing a comfortable environment conducive 
to learning. 

The Computer Science & Internet Technology program is continuing its computer repair service for 
the staff and school programs; this service has been a great success as well as providing the students 
with a valuable resource for learning their craft. The upperclassmen built 42 computers from 
scratch; these computers replaced the classroom computers and are being used for the shop 
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Computer Science & Internet Technology juniors completed their on-line Career Safe general 
industry certificates as a safety credential and received 10-hour cards to document their 
participation and enhancing their employment and earning potential while also fulfilling one of the 
criteria in receiving the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency. 

Cosmetology: The Cosmetology program continues to do an outstanding job in preparing students for 
both work and licensure success. All students from the class of 2007 passed the Massachusetts State 
Board of Cosmetology' exam and received their license. 

Community service is still a strong part of the program's resources for implementing their 
curriculum. Many people visit the school's salon everyday, providing an excellent opportunity for the 
students to master all their skills from the VTEF. Throughout the year teachers accompany 
sophomore and senior students to nursing homes, senior centers and assisted-living facilities within 
the district. The highlight of the year is when students service the elderly on Elderly Citizens Day, 
providing beauty makeovers and offering a lunch in the dining room. 

The Cosmetology program hired a very talented instructor, Mrs. Sandy Bukoiemski. Mrs. 
Bukoiemski, a SVTHS alumna, has worked numerous years in a salon and has the experience of 
working as a permanent substitute teacher last year. 

With recommendations from the Craft Advisory Board, the Cosmetology program received a new 
Hair Max System through the capital budget process. In addition to the new computer software, a 
new wet sink was installed in the related room to enhance demonstrations for the curricula. 

A new promotional video was created and is shown to ninth graders as well as utilized at both the 
Community and Eighth Grade Open Houses. The junior students also completed the on-line ten- 
hour Career-Safe OSHA safety program and received their safety credential while also fulfilling one 
of the criteria in receiving the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency. 

Culinary Arts: The Culinary Arts program is nationally certified by the American Culinary 
Federation program. The American Culinary Federation (ACF) certification is a symbol of 
professionalism and a guide by which any culinarian can shape his or her career. It is an ideal 
ladder for career advancement. The Culinary Arts program offers students three different career 
paths: hospitality, baking and cooking. These three different avenues of culinary arts are integrated 
to students by rotating them through all three areas, providing them with many educational skills 
and employment opportunities upon graduation. New curriculum was implemented, preparing the 
student for the opportunity to take the ACF exam and receive their ACF credentials. 

With the retirement of Mr. Charles Fleming, the culinary department added Mr. Dan Campanale. 
Mr. Campanale possesses degrees from Johnson & Wales and Fitchburg State College, with many 
years of teaching experience from four different technical schools. 

The Bakery Shop is a community favorite and is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday. The 
bakery also supplies many items to the kitchen and the dining room operation as well as baking 
goods for the students' break service, holiday orders, open houses and many other special occasions. 

Through the capital budget process, a gas steamer table and two gas steam kettles were installed 
and imperative renovations ($29,000) to the guest dining room were completed. Work included 
electrical up-grades, doors, cabinets/counter, paint, walls/trim, ceilings, sound system, lights, drapes, 
table glass-tops and carpet. The Culinary Arts program prepared and served events in the cafeteria 
this year including the annual Fall Craft Advisory Dinner (a 250-person event) as well as four 
Citizenship Awards banquets that honor SVTHS students of high character. 

The Culinary Arts juniors completed their on-line Career Safe general industry certificates as a 
safety credential and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their 
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Occupational Proficiency. In addition to the Career Safe certificate, many of the CuHnary Arts 
students have taken the SerueSafe certification exam and received the safety credential; this new 
safety credential is becoming a condition of employment. 

Diesel Mechanics: The Diesel Mechanics program is a nationally accredited mechanics program, 
certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF requires 
high standards with regard to curriculum, equipment, tools and teacher certifications. All SVTHS 
instructors in the program are ASE certified expert technicians and are committed to keeping their 
knowledge and skills current. In addition to NATEF, the program maintains national certifications 
in Mechanical Repair Pollution Prevention and online safety programs called SP2 and Section 609 
Motor Vehicle A/C certification. 

The capital budget process and recommendations from the Craft Advisory Board have provided 
equipment/tools to be purchased this year, keeping the shop's technology current. Students will 
learn to operate the new CL-134A Refrigerant Recovery Unit and the MODIS Electronic Scan tool 
and storage unit. Both devices incorporate many standards found within the VTEF. New textbooks 
were also purchased for the senior class, updating the curriculum with the latest edition to ensure 
cutting edge curriculum. 

Some of the work projects students have accomplished this year include overhauling a pick-up truck 
for a local Boy Scouts Troop and repairing many different types of heavy equipment for local 
contractors. A project that is drawing the most interest is the bio-diesel venture. The students will 
design and convert a diesel-powered vehicle into an alternative fuel source vehicle that uses 
vegetable oil as a fuel source. 

The Diesel Mechanic juniors completed ten hours of OSHA general-industry safety training and 
received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their employment and earning 
potential while fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency. 

Electrical: The Electrical program continues to be one of the most popular programs at SVTHS. A 
key component of the program is teaching the electrical code in preparing the students for 
attainment of their journeymen license. Other curriculum addresses a wide range of standards from 
the VTEF in residential, commercial and industrial concepts. Because of the reemergence of the 
house project this year, the junior class will receive exclusive training in an ideal learning 
environment. 

Numerous school projects were completed this year including the school store, guest dining room, 
shop renovations and the wiring of In-focus units. 

Through the dedication of electrical instructor Mr. Raymond Landers and the electrical staff, the 
program has developed a pre-apprenticeship affiliation with Local 103 Boston Electrical union. This 
affiliation will place two SVTHS electrical students every year into their apprenticeship program. 

Through the capital budget process, new shop drawing benches and chairs for students were 
purchased. An In-focus projector was purchased and installed in the related room, enabling new 
updated DVD presentations to be implemented into this year's curriculum. 

The Electrical juniors received ten hours of OSHA Construction Industry outreach safety training 
this spring and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their 
employment and earning potential, while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate 
of Occupational Proficiency. 

Electronics: The Electronics program created a new senior shop curriculum, involving many new 
shop projects with sensors. In addition, instructor Mr. William Jackson is in the process of 
developing a new shop curriculum that will be sent to the Electronic Technicians Association (ETA) 
for approval. This accreditation would be beneficial to the program, enabling students to take exams 
and get additional certifications that are recognized in industry. 



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The capital budget process allotted the program Lab-Volt and NIDA computer-based instructional 
equipment purchases. New Lab-Volt curriculum has been implemented that accommodate many 
standards of the VTEF. In addition to the new scope and sequence, instructor Mr. Paul Blanchette 
has also infused robotics curriculum into the program for the upperclassmen. 

The Electronics juniors received ten hours of OSHA general-industry safety training this spring and 
received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their employment and earning 
potential while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate of Occupational 
Proficienc}'. 

Graphic Arts: The Graphic Arts program is recognized by the PrintED program, which is nationally 
accredited through the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation. GAERF is a national 
accreditation and certification program, based on industry standards, for graphic communications 
courses of study at the secondary and post-secondary levels. PrintED has identified six standards 
that encompass the elements of a solid training program. In order to maintain these rigorous 
standards, instructors in the program must work diligently with their advisory members to keep 
curriculum updated and to evaluate and purchase state-of-the-art equipment. Through the capital 
budget process, a new Polar paper cutter was purchased at a cost of $60,000. 

The students in the Graphic Arts program continue to develop valuable competencies by completing 
various printing projects for the school and district towns. Students also oversee the copying center, 
where teachers and administrators can have materials copied, such as student handouts, exams and 
instructional worksheets. 

Graphic Arts juniors received ten hours of OSHA general-industry safety training this spring and 
received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their employment and earning 
potential while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate of Occupational 
Proficiency. 

Health Services & Technology: The Health Services and Technology program was granted the 
endorsement of the National Health Association. Certifications granted by the National Health 
Association include both clinical and administration. With full staffing, curriculum changes were 
implemented, providing the students with the opportunity to earn both a certificate in CPR and first 
aid from the American Heart Association. 

The program has four new faces; two full-time teachers: Mrs. Beverly Robinson and Ms. Karen 
Meister, and two new full-time aides: Deborah Vachon and Dorothy O'Rourke. Mrs. Robinson holds 
a degree from Northeastern University and has over 23 years in the health field. Ms. Meister is a 
registered nurse with over 25 years experience at both hospitals and insurance companies. Mrs. 
Vachon is an LPN with many years in the health field. Mrs. O'Rourke is a Certified Medical 
Assistant and a Registered Emergency Medical Technician who has worked in the medical field for 
over 22 years and has taught the Medical Assistant Adult program for the last three years at 
SVTHS. 

New state-of-the-art equipment was purchased through the capital budget process that includes ten 
new microscopes, laboratory chairs, an anatomical skeleton and a microhematocrit capillary reader. 
In addition to the replacement of this equipment, renovations completed over the summer to an 
existing storage space were converted into a classroom equipped with a computer, a new whiteboard, 
desks and chairs. This new classroom allows for flexibility of the outside program, as well as 
additional space for the Nurse's Assistant Program. 

Curriculum was also revised to include new procedures in the Medical Assisting Program to meet the 
standards of the Massachusetts CA^TE Frameworks. The CPR certification has been updated from 
Heartsaver to BLS (Basic Life Support) to better prepare the students to work in a health care 
facility. With the hard work of Mrs. Dianne Norkiewicz, SVTHS has acquired a new affiliation of 
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In November, the instructors and students organized and ran a blood drive to benefit Saints 
Memorial Medical Center. The drive was very successful with 75 units of blood collected. 

The Health Technology juniors completed their on-line Career Safe general industry certificates as a 
safety credential and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their 
employment and earning potential while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate 
of Occupational Proficiency. 

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration: The HVAC-R program maintains a 
national certification from the Partnership for Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration 
Accreditation (PAHRA). Through this affiliation the program has acquired new equipment and 
technical resources. New textbooks have been purchased this year in preparing students for the 
Industry Competency Exam (ICE). ICE is the only industry-validated test for entry-level technicians 
as well as an excellent pretest for North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) - the leading 
certification program for technicians in the HVAC-R industry and is the only test supported by the 
entire industry. 

With the retirement of Mr. Dennis Houlihan, the program hired Mr. Kevin St. Peter, a SVTHS 
alumnus. Mr. St. Peter has been a master service technician for over 15 years, working with various 
HVAC-R companies in the area. He will be serving as the new related teacher instructing at all 
levels. 

The upperclassmen work throughout the community and complete work requests for in-house school 
projects. Some of the projects include: redesign and install heating/cooling system for the drafting 
shop and Rooms 109 and 109A. The HVAC-R program will also participate in the construction of the 
Wilmington house project. The students will calculate the heating/cooling loads, design and install a 
two-zone Hydro Air by oil heating system with air conditioning. 

Through the capital budget process the program was able to attain a portion of a Perkins Grant of 
$6,000 to modernize the oil heat portion of the shop program. 

The HVAC-R department continues to receive donations from local businesses, supply houses and 
advisory board members. Items donated this year include four high efficiency furnaces, two air 
conditioning condensing units and matching air-handlers. 

The HVAC-R juniors received ten hours of OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry outreach safety 
training this spring and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their 
employment and earning potential while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate 
of Occupational Proficiency. 

Machine Technology: The Machine Technology program is a National Institute for Metalworking 
Skills (NIMS) certified program. The program just received its re-certification and continues to get 
high marks in meeting all NIMS standards for curriculum, equipment and staff credentialing. 

The Machine Technology shop's CNC software has been installed in the schools computer labs and 
shop lab and is being implemented at all levels of the curriculum. The shop computers have also 
been upgraded to allow the latest version of software allowing all students to develop the complex 
skill levels needed in the area of CNC technology. 

Machine Technology students have completed several projects to gain work experience on facility- 
based tasks and to support the needs of other programs throughout the school. Toward these ends, 
machine technology students have made carpentry table saw parts, business information services 
chair parts, diesel valve stem adapters and other manufactured parts, golf tournament gifts and 
graphic arts staple machine parts. 



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Though the capital budget process and the recommendations of the Craft Advisory Board, Machine 
Technolog>- was able to get approval of phase-one of shop upgrade that includes painted ceiling & 
walls, wooden benches, new tooling cabinets and shelving. Equipment purchases included three 
CNC Three Axis Proto-Trak Milling Machines as well as labor and material to rebuild one South 
Bend Lathe. 

The Machine Technology juniors receivfed ten hours of OSHA general-industry safety training this 
spring and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their employment 
and earning potential while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate of 
Occupational Proficiency. 

Masonry: The Masonry program expanded this year with the additional space converted over the 
summer to accommodate students and to implement VTEF Tile Setting curriculum. Currently, the 
shop IS undergoing an upgrade to the outside with the removal of an old storage container and the 
construction of a new storage shed in the brickyard area. 

Masonry students have also been involved in community and in-house projects such as hallway 
tiling, wall repairs, brick facade in the Automotive Technology area, sidewalk work at the Billerica 
Elder Center and re-pointing of a five-foot concrete block wall around water at Bear Hill for the 
Billerica Fire Department. 

The masonry students will also have a role in the Wilmington house project this year, designing and 
building a chimney in the center of the house to accommodate the heating equipment venting flue. 

The Masonry juniors received ten hours of OSHA general-industry safety training this spring and 
received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their employment and earning 
potential while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate of Occupational 
Proficiency. 

Metal Fabrication and Welding Technologies: The Metal Fabrication and Welding program is a 
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certified program. The program just received its 
recertification and continues to get high marks in meeting all NIMS standards for curriculum, 
equipment, and staff credentialing. The program has also been granted a national certification by 
the American Welding Society affiliated with Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards 
Education (SENSE). 

Mr. Steve Lahey, hired last year to replace the retiring Dennis Solomon, has started to implement 
new related curriculum that aligns with frameworks for all grade levels. 

Like students in other programs, Metal Fabrication and Welding students have gained work 
experience and supported the community and school with projects that includes: new gates for the 
west entrance (Cook St.); built/rebuilt internal/external pieces for carpentry dust collector; designed, 
fabricated and hung new exhaust system in shop; fabricated door jams, duct fittings, boxes and pans 
for maintenance; and repaired numerous racks, pots, pans and mixers for the Culinary Arts 
program; designed and fabricated ductwork for the North Billerica Baptist Church; fabricated 
diamond plate storage boxes for Billerica Fire Department; designed and fabricated battering ram 
for the Burlington Police Department and rebuilt plow and tent frames for the Boy Scouts of 
America. 

The Metal Fabrication juniors received ten hours of OSHA general-industry safety training this 
spring and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their employment 
and earning potential while fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate of Occupational 
Proficiency. 



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Plumbing and Heating: Mr. James Sullivan, the Plumbing and Heating lead teacher, was promoted 
to Construction Chairperson this year leaving a void in the plumbing related program. Mr. Fredrick 
Coburn, who has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the trade; residential, commercial and 
industrial, replaced Mr. Sullivan. Mr. Coburn will work with Mr. Sullivan in implementing the 
related curriculum at all levels. 

New course scope and sequences have been implemented while 20 new uni-strut workstations have 
been built to accommodate new projects of copper, PVC and black iron. 

The Plumbing and Heating upperclassmen benefit substantially from work requests from in-house 
projects and the community at large. Some of the projects completed were: deluge shower and 
eyewash stations installation; drains and vents for Bradley sink and drinking fountain; wall 
hydrant, water filter stations, compressed air piping, new water meters, compressed air lines and 
pumps, air dryer, back flow preventers, isolation valves, mixing valves and gang shower installation; 
repair handicap shower; fabricate sauna drip pan; repair carrier; and install new water closet, 
lavatory and cast iron soil pipe drains. 

The return of the house project this year will provide plumbing and heating students with exclusive 
training in an ideal learning environment. 

The Plumbing juniors received ten hours of OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry outreach safety 
training this spring and received 10-hour cards to document their participation and enhancing their 
employment and earning potential while also fulfilling one of the criteria in receiving the Certificate 
of Occupational Proficiency. 

Conclusion and Acknowledgement 

The SVTHS District School Committee, staff and students gratefully appreciate the support that 
they receive from the residents of the 5-member District. The SVTHS family especially 
acknowledges the continued financial support of the local Town Managers, Finance Committees and 
Town Meetings, who collectively ensure and perpetuate the highest quality in vocational/technical 
training opportunities for area youth. 

The District is grateful for the significant contributions provided by SVTHS staff and employees and 
acknowledges the many contributions of the SVTHS staff who retired during 2007. Those retirees 
are: William Christenson, Social Studies Instructor; Charles Fleming, Culinary Arts Instructor; 
Dennis Houlihan, HVAC-Refrigeration Instructor; Anne Lane, Health Services and Technology Aide 
and Priscilla Uhrich, English/Reading Aide. 



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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 



Planning & Conservation Department 

In 2007. the department continued providing a high level of service to the community in the areas of 
planning, conservation, housing, transportation and other community development activities. Staff 
support is provided to the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Housing Partnership, Master 
Plan Committee, Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals for 
Comprehensive Permits. The Planning Board is responsible for administration of the Subdivision 
Control Act and Site Plan Review, issuance of Special Permits for Conservation Subdivisions, 
Chapter 810 road improvement projects, Over-55 Housing, multi-family units in the Central 
Business District and lots having less than 10,000 square feet of land; recommendations on zoning 
amendments, cases before the Board of Appeals and specific planning studies. The Conservation 
Commission is responsible for wetlands protection in accordance with the State Wetlands Protection 
Act. The Commission is also responsible for management of the Town's Open Space Land and for 
acquiring additional land for passive recreation. The Housing Partnership continued efforts to 
provide affordable housing for Wilmington residents through local initiatives and partnerships with 
private developers. The activities of each board are described in more detail below. 

Departmental goals are: 

1 . To provide technical assistance to the Planning Board in its review of subdivision and site 
plans. 

2. To provide technical assistance to the Conservation Commission in administration and 
enforcement of the State Wetlands Protection Act, its associated regulations and 
Conservation Commission policies. 

3. To provide coordinated review of development plans through the Community Development 
Technical Review Team. 

4. To provide assistance and information to residents. 

5. To staff the Master Plan Committee and undertake implementation of priority 
recommendations of the Master Plan. 

6. To implement recommendations of the Planned Production Plan for affordable housing as 
developed by the Master Plan Committee. 

7. To implement stormwater management recommendations of the Comprehensive Water 
Resources Management Plan. 

8. To undertake other strategic planning efforts, as applicable. 

9. To revise the Zoning By-laws and Zoning Map to enhance the character of the town, 
consistent with the Master Plan. 

10. To update the Subdivision Rules and Regulations to improve the development review process 
and the quality of development, consistent with the Master Plan. 

11. To implement recommendations of the Open Space and Recreation Plan. 

12. To implement suggested improvements to the Town Forest based on the Town Forest Plan. 

13. To encourage the donation of land for conservation purposes. 

14. To promote environmental awareness and education to promote environmental stewardship. 

15. To review 40B projects and provide input to the Board of Appeals. 

16. To provide technical assistance to the Housing Partnership, including initiation and 
implementation of affordable housing efforts, monitoring of on-going developments and 
review of projects sponsored by developers. 

17. To develop and implement community development programs, including the Community 
Development Block Grant Program. 

18. To represent the Town of Wilmington on planning issues at various state and regional 
forums. 



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Carole Hamilton is the Director of Planning and Conservation. She staffs the Planning Board, 
Master Plan Committee and Housing Partnership. She chairs the Community Development 
Technical Review Team and the Property Review Board, coordinating the review of development 
projects and the disposition of town-owned land. She serves as the point person for review of 40B 
affordable housing projects and provides input to the Board of Appeals. The Director serves as the 
representative to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council (MAPC) and the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC), acting as the liaison between 
the town and the state on transportation and planning issues. 

Winifred McGowan serves as the Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation and provides 
technical assistance to the Conservation Commission and the department on wetland and 
environmental issues. Michael C. Vivaldi serves as Assistant Planner. Senior Clerks Cheryl 
Licciardi and Joann Roberto provide administrative support. 

Community Development Program 

Since 1991 the town has been awarded approximately $4 milhon dollars in Community Development 
Block Grant Program funds. After two unsuccessful attempts to secure additional grant funds and 
having completed the expenditure of grant funds available, the Community Development Program 
Office regrettably closed its doors. 

The Community Development Program Office also administers funds from the North Shore HOME 
Consortium. Assistance for first-time homebuyers is still available. Application for these funds can 
be made through the Planning Office. Approximately $40,000 in federal funding will be available for 
2008 for the Town of Wilmington. This is the eleventh year of town participation with over $372,000 
in funding allocated to the town during this time period. To date the funds have been utilized for a 
first-time homebuyer assistance program and for housing rehabilitation. Through the first-time 
homebuyer assistance program eight famUies have been able to purchase their first home. The funds 
can be used to fill a gap between the amount needed for a down payment and available savings 
and/or for closing costs. 

Special Projects: 

Town Forest Improvement 
Project 

The Town Forest 
Improvement Plan is 
intended to expand the 
accessibility and enjoyment 
of the town forest as a 
passive recreational 
resource, while providing for 
the proper stewardship of 
the town forest as a vibrant, 
diverse, living ecosystem. 
The Plan details the natural 
resources within the forest 
and presents a preliminary 
plan for developing the 
pubhc trail system and 
improved parking. 




Michael Sorrentino, Planning Board Chairman; Carole Hamilton, Director 
of Planning and Conservation and Michael A. Caira,Town Manager attend 
Governor Patrick's meeting on Route 93 Development Plans. 



Provision of an expanded and improved parking area for the forest is complete. The provision of 
signage and interpretive materials is under development. A Wilmington Eagle Scout project 
provided two gates and constructed a kiosk for notices and printed material. Additional proposed 
improvements such as cleanup of the property, construction of trails, waysides and benches to 
enhance environmental education and appreciation await donation of additional funds and 
manpower. 



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Master Plan 



The Master Plan Committee chose to begin a review of the Master Plan for its five year update. 

Randi Holland is Chairman and Michael Sorrentino Vice Chairman. Members are Stephen Costa, 
Rosemary Cross, Robert DiPasquale, Raymond Forest, William Gately, Carolyn Harris, Arthur 
Hayden. Sr., Steven Higgins, William Hooper, Jr., Jeffrey M. Hull, Sidney Kaizer, Vincent Licciardi, 
Kenneth Lifton, Debra Russo, Karl Sagal, Beverly Shea, Martha Stevenson, Daniel Woodbury and 
Ann Yurek. Charles Fiore serves as Liaison for the Board of Selectmen. 

Open Space and Recreation Plan 

The Town's Open Space and Recreation Plan is mandated to be updated every five years and the 
Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee was re-established last year for that purpose. During 
the winter, public meetings will be held for review of the updated plan. A final document is expected 
to be ready for submission in May. Judy Waterhouse is the Chairman. Members are Betty Bigwood, 
C. Michael Burns, Francis Dellapelle, Michael Fay, Richard Grinder, Edward Harrison, William 
Hooper. Jr., Jeffrey M. Hull, Mark Kennedy, Kenneth Lifton, Mark Nasiff, Beverly Shea and Martha 
Stevenson. Lou Cimaglia serves as Liaison for the Board of Selectmen. Winifred McGowan, 
Assistant Director of Planning and Conservation, provides staff support. 

Planning Board 

The responsibilities of the Planning Board include review of subdivision and "Approval Not 
Required" plans; review of commercial and industrial site plans; issuance of special permits for 
Conservation Subdivisions, multi-family units in the Central Business District, Over-55 Housing, 
lots having less than 10,000 square feet and Chapter 81G roadway improvements; recommendations 
to the Board of Appeals on variances and special permits; strategic and comprehensive planning; 
zoning amendments and implementation of the Master Plan. 

The Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Manager for five-year terms. Planning 
Board members are Michael Sorrentino (Chairman), Ann Yurek (Clerk), Randi Holland, Brian 
Corrigan and James Banda, Jr. 

Subdivision Control 

Under the authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington by M.G.L. Chapter 41, 
Section 81Q, the Board reviewed one conventional subdivision with two lots. Two conservation 
subdivisions were reviewed, one is pending and the other was withdrawn. 

Conventional Subdivision # Lots Action 

Hillview Estates 2 Approved with conditions 

Conservation subdivisions, when approved under special permit, allow the developer to submit a 
definitive subdivision plan for the project. Construction does not begin on a Conservation 
Subdivision until the definitive subdivision plan is approved by the Planning Board. 

Nine (9) "Approval Not Required" (ANR) plans were submitted. The Planning Board determined 
that all nine (9) plans did not require approval under the Subdivision Control Law and were 
endorsed. The majority of the plans were lot line re-adjustments that did not create any new 
building lots. 

Site Plan Review 

Eleven new site plan review applications for commercial and industrial projects were submitted. 
The Planning Board approved nine projects with conditions, two of which were carried over from 
2006; one was withdrawn and three others are pending. The sites are generally spread around town. 
Two projects are on West Street; a storage facility was approved and an over 90,000 square ft. office 
building IS pending. The site plan for Wilmington Plaza redevelopment was approved; construction 
of the CVS building has begun. Three applications on Ballardvale Street were approved including a 
corporate office building, with almost 60,000 square ft. of space, for Charles River Laboratories. 
Middlesex Avenue in North Wilmington saw the redevelopment of substantial former industrial 
space to office and retail space, including the home of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Pending 
applications include the first assisted living facility proposed in Wilmington. 



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Zoning 



In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40A, the Planning Board held required statutory public hearings 
on proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law and Map and submitted formal reports and 
recommendations to Town Meeting voters. Those recommendations are included in this Annual 
Report under "Town Meeting." 

Conservation Commission 

The Wilmington Conservation Commission is charged with upholding the interests of the 
Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act. The Commission received 56 filings for activities under the 
jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection (M.G.L. Chapter 131, §40 and its regulations 
at 310 CMR 10.00). 

Wilmington has an abundance of these wetland resource areas, including banks, bordering vegetated 
wetlands (swamps, marshes, etc.), land under water bodies and riverfront areas. Activities reviewed 
by the Commission can include tree removal and landscaping and construction of houses, driveways, 
additions, septic systems and subdivision roadways/utilities/drainage systems within 100 feet of the 
above resource areas or 200 feet of a perennial stream. Work within bordering land subject to 
flooding (floodplain) is also subject to the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission. Each filing 
involves one or, in some cases, multiple public hearings before the Commission. The Commission 
seeks to work through the permitting process with the applicant to provide protection of the public 
and private water supply as well as groundwater supply, provide flood control, prevent storm 
damage and pollution, and protect wildlife habitats. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide 
comment relative to work near wetland resource areas. The hearings are generally held on the first 
and third Wednesday of each month. The agenda for hearings can be accessed at 
www. town. Wilmington. ma.us/old/conserve. htm . 

When the Wilmington Conservation Commission was originally formed in 1964, its purpose was to 
inventory, promote, develop and conserve the town's natural resources. Today, the primary 
responsibility of the Conservation Commission is the administration and enforcement of the 
Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, (310 CMR) leaving little time to actually acquire and 
manage open space. With funding from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and 
Recreation, the Conservation Commission oversees a management plan for the town forest. 
Implementing effective forest management strategies are the Commission's goals. The significant 
size of the parcel (154 acres) and the fact that most of it is a scenic forested upland make it a very 
promising site for passive recreational activities such as hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, 
bicycling, cross-country skiing, birding and photography. With the access road and parking area, the 
forest is accessible to residents. 

A Wetland Enforcement By-law was passed at the 2006 Annual Town Meeting, providing the 
Commission with a significant enforcement tool. 

Acquisition of open space has been a significant accomplishment during the past five years. Over 
150 acres have been placed in the care and custody of the Conservation Commission. This is likely to 
continue, due to the use of Conservation Subdivision Design, a zoning provision that allows 
clustering of housing to protect significant wetland areas. Conservation Subdivisions under 
construction are Kylie Estates, Ashwood Avenue, Leonard Estates and Marjorie Road Extension. 
McDonald Road Extension is eligible to file a definitive subdivision. Heritage Pines on Shawsheen 
Avenue is approved and will begin construction in spring 2008. McGrane Road Extension, off 
McDonald Road, has filed a conceptual plan for a Conservation Design Special Permit issued by the 
Planning Board. 

Conservation Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms by the Town Manager. Citizens 
serving on the Commission in 2007 were: Chairman Judy Waterhouse, Vice Chairman Vincent 
Licciardi, John Ciaramaglia, Frank Ingram, Donald Pearson, Beverly Shea, and Thomas Siracusa. 
John Ciaramaglia and Donald Pearson joined the Commission during 2007. Any questions about 
wetlands, laws and regulations or filing procedures should be directed to Winifred McGowan, 
Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation. 



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Statistical Data 



Filing Fees Collected 


$11,501.00 


Notices of Intent Filed 


27 


Requests for Determinations of Applicability 


25 


Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation Issued/Pending 


4/0 


Public Hearings/Meetings Held (including continuances) 


125 


Extension Permits Issued/Denied 


19/0 


Enforcement Orders Issued 


3 


Violation Notices Issued 


62 


Certificates of Compliance Issued/Denied 


28/0 


Decisions AppealedAVithdrawn 


5/0 


Order of Conditions Issued/Denied/Pending 


30/14/4 


Emergency Certifications Issued 


3 


Request for Insignificant Change Approved/Denied 


10/1 


Negative Determination/Pending 


25/1 


Positive DeterminationAVithdrawn/Pending 


0/0/0 


Request for Amendments/IssuedAVithdrawn/Pending 


2/1/0/0 


Acres of Land Acquired 


23.4 



Housing Partaership 

The Housing Partnership continued to 
be active, considering opportunities to 
provide affordable housing for 
Wilmington residents. 

The Partnership is actively involved in 
review of 40B affordable housing 
developments. Canal Village at 155 
Lake Street received full support of the 
Partnership in 2007. This development 
combines attributes of Conservation 
Subdivision Design which allows for 
reduction in paved surfaces, clustering 
of housing and set aside of open space. 
The development will contain twelve single family homes and two duplex units for four additional 
homes. While four units will be available as "affordable" units under the Housing and Urban 
Development definition of affordable to households earning 70%-80% of median income for the 
Boston Metropolitan Area, the remaining units will be sold in the upper $300,000's to lower 
$400,0008, meeting a market need that is not currently available as newly constructed single family 
homes. 

It is the role of the Housing Partnership to review and comment on issues related to affordabihty, as 
other boards and departments comment on issues relating to their area of expertise, such as 
wetlands protection, site design, drainage and traffic. As the town meets its goal of 10% of its 
housing units affordable to households earning less than 80% of median income for the Boston area, 
the Partnership has engaged in developing Comprehensive Permit Guidelines for developers seeking 
to provide affordable housing in Wilmington. The document has been submitted to several boards 
and commissions for review and comment. It is the Partnership's intent that these guidelines assist 
developers by identifying the types, sizes and attributes of affordable housing development most 
compatible to existing neighborhoods throughout the community, thereby allowing the developer to 
have the highest expectation of a positive response from the Boards and Commissions offering 
recommendations to the Board of Selectmen and then the Board of Appeals on affordable housing 
proposals. 




New construction on Middlesex Avenue. 



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Housing Partnership members are Chairman Raymond Forest, Gregory Erickson, John Goggin, 
Cynthia McCue and Lester White. Raymond Lepore serves as Liaison for the Board of Selectmen. 
The Partnership meets the second Wednesday of the month and welcomes the attendance of 
interested residents. Michael Vivaldi, Assistant Planner, serves as staff support to the Partnership. 

The Director of Planning & Conservation is the point person for review of 40B proposals and serves 
as staff support on these applications to the Board of Appeals. 




Created in 1963, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) promotes inter-local cooperation 
and advocates for smart growth by working closely with cities and towns, state and federal agencies, 
non-profit institutions and community-based organizations in the 101 cities and towns of 
Metropolitan Boston. MAPC strives to provide leadership on emerging issues of regional significance 
by conducting research, building coalitions and acting as a regional forum for action. 

MAPC provides technical assistance and specialized services in land use planning, water resources 
management, transportation, housing, environmental protection, economic development, public 
safety, geographic information systems (GIS), collective purchasing, data analysis and research, 
legislative and regulatory policy and the facilitation and support of inter-local partnerships. More 
information is available at www.mapc.org . 

MAPC is governed by 101 municipal government appointees, 21 gubernatorial appointees and 13 
appointees of state and City of Boston agencies. An Executive Committee comprising 25 elected 
members oversees agency operations. The agency employs approximately 40 professional staff under 
the leadership of an executive director. Funding for MAPC activities is derived from governmental 
contracts and foundation grants and a per-capita assessment on member municipalities. 

To better serve the people who live and work in Metro Boston, MAPC has divided the region into 
eight subregions. Each subregion is overseen by a council of local leaders and stakeholders and a 
staff coordinator provides organizational and technical staff support. 

Advancing Smart Growth 

MAPC's MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region initiative is planning for Metro Boston's 
growth and development through 2030. In 2007, the project involved nearly 1,000 people (on top of 
the 4,000 who participated in previous years). MAPC presented the MetroFuture plan at a May 1*' 
Boston College Citizen Seminar, where participants overwhelmingly voted to ratify it and work for 
its implementation. MAPC is now developing an implementation strategy, addressing public policy, 
public funding priorities and changes in practice within the private sector. By mid-2008, 
MetroFuture will transition from a planning initiative to an advocacy program, uniting the efforts of 
MAPC, partner organizations and the thousands of "plan-builders" in an effort to alter regional 
priorities and growth patterns consistent with the new plan. 

As a member of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, MAPC helped form the Transportation 
Investment Coalition. This group of business, environmental, public interest and planning 
organizations is pressing for savings, efficiencies and new revenues to address the state 
transportation finance deficit. The Alliance joined with others to advocate successfully for an 
increase in the Commonwealth's Bond Cap, increasing the resources available to address the state's 
capital needs. Through the Alliance, MAPC is also working to reform the state's arcane zoning laws 
through a new and diverse commission chaired by Undersecretary for Economic Development 
Gregory Bialecki. 



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NLAPC provides planning assistance and expertise to communities on a wide range of issues, helping 
thorn envision the future and evaluate alternatives within a smart-growth framework. Residents of 
Maiden are taking a long-range look at their city through the Maiden Vision Project, which kicked 
off last year with a city-wide visioning workshop attended by 250 participants. MAPC helped the 
town of Arlington deal with housing and economic development issues with a visioning workshop 
and resident survey and helped develop new By-laws and other strategies. MAPC also assisted 
Walpole and Norfolk in developing and analyzing alternative growth scenarios along a shared 
stretch of Route lA. 

Working with the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, MAPC produced a WaterSmart Indicators 
report that details trends in water supply, wastewater and stormwater for each city and town in the 
study area. MAPC also completed water resource strategies for three towns in the Assabet 
Watershed to evaluate the environmental impacts of alternative growth patterns, relying in part on 
hydrologic modeling conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Collaboration for Excellence in Local Government 

Through its Metro Mayors Coalition, MAPC helped 21 communities secure over $2 million in 
Shannon Grant funding over the past two years to implement multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary 
strategies to combat youth violence, gang violence and substance abuse. In 2007, Governor Deval 
Patrick and more than 240 mayors, police chiefs, safety officials and violence prevention workers 
participated in the coalition's third annual Community Safety Summit to advance strategies to curb 
youth violence. Through its newly created North Shore Coalition, MAPC is facilitating discussions to 
develop a regional, comprehensive mutual aid system. 

Cities and towns now have the option of joining the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission 
(GIC) with a new law drafted by MAPC and the Municipal Health Insurance Working Group. This 
option will help communities save millions of dollars each year by taking advantage of lower 
insurance rates available through the GIC. MAPC facilitated the Working Group and helped to 
build consensus for the proposal. We are now providing technical support to cities, towns and 
regional entities who are interested in joining the GIC. 

MAPC has convened Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Maiden, Medford and Somerville to develop a shared 
strategy for the Mystic River corridor. The river, which runs through dense urban communities, has 
long been an underutilized asset. The communities will develop a comprehensive picture of activities 
along the river and will seek to build a shared strategy for future development and use of the 
waterway. 

MAPC collaborated with the Commonwealth's twelve other regional planning agencies, municipal 
officials and other local leaders to help produce "A Best Practices Model for Streamlined Local 
Permitting." The result of dozens of focus groups and a statewide permitting survey, the document 
provides an array of recommendations that municipalities can consider to create a clearer, efficient 
and predictable permitting process without compromising local standards of development review. 
The guide is available at www.mass.gov/mpro . 

Collaboration for Public Safety 

MAPC performs fiduciary, planning, and project management duties for the Northeast Homeland 
Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC), a network of 85 cities and towns north and west of 
Boston. In 2007, MAPC helped to develop the School Threat Assessment Response System (STARS), 
an emergency planning toolkit for each school district in the region. With the assistance of MAPC, 
NERAC provided portable radios programmed for the Boston Area Police Emergency Radio Network, 
enabling real-time radio communications among police, fire and other first responders during major 
emergencies. In the past year, NERAC established an online information clearinghouse for police 
and fire departments and began planning for emergency evacuations from a regional perspective. 
MAPC also helped NERAC to set up three regional crime mapping centers that use GIS to visualize 
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MAPC completed Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) plans for nine communities in 2007, on top of the 
twenty completed in recent years. Each plan includes an inventory of critical facilities and 
infrastructure, a vulnerability analysis and a mitigation strategy with recommended actions. MAPC 
will continue working with 46 cities and towns in 2008. 

Collaboration for Municipal Savings 

MAPC's Regional Purchasing Consortia administered six procurements for 42 cities and towns, 
saving communities up to 20% on purchases such as office supplies, paving services and road 
maintenance. Similar savings were reaUzed by the 300 agencies that participate in the Greater 
Boston Police Council (GBPC), which is administered by MAPC. In fiscal year 2007, MAPC 
conducted seven procurements for various types of vehicles including police cruisers and heavy-duty 
trucks. Overall, 187 municipalities purchased 329 vehicles at an estimated cost of over $20 million. 

Reliable Data. Available to All 

Since its official launch in February, MAPC's MetroBoston Data Common online data and mapping 
tool has been used by dozens of constituents to create customized maps for developing grant 
applications, analyzing development proposals or improving services. You can create maps, charts 
and graphs on the Data Common by accessing www.metrobostondatacommon.org . In addition to 
supporting this online tool, the Metro Data Center at MAPC responds to data requests from member 
communities, non-profit organizations, businesses, residents, students and other state agencies. 

In the past year, MAPC used visualization tools that combine GIS technology, photography and 
graphic design to help increase community awareness about proposed zoning by-laws in Bellingham 
and Dedham and to illustrate what different parts of the region would look like under MetroFuture. 

Charting a Course to Regional Prosperitv 

MAPC developed its annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region, 
in partnership with the US Economic Development Administration. The report contains an analysis 
of trends and conditions in the regional economy, highlighting challenges and opportunities. The 
economic analysis in the CEDS is targeted to front-line economic development staff working in the 
public and community-based sectors. 

Working for 12 contiguous urban communities in the Metro Mayors Coalition, MAPC is developing 
an inventory of potential development sites near municipal boundaries to support coordinated 
planning. MAPC also developed the Smart Workplace Project, a GIS map of smart- growth friendly 
sites for commercial and industrial development throughout the region. In collaboration with the 
University of Massachusetts Boston, MAPC is taking a regional look at the space needs of the life 
sciences industry. 

Working with the Immigrant Learning Center and the Commonwealth Corporation, MAPC convened 
academic, institutional and non-profit researchers to develop an immigration research agenda. 

Getting Around the Region 

MAPC produced a Regional Bicycle Plan, assessing current conditions and identifying the 
improvements necessary to create a more comprehensive regional bicycle transportation system. 
The plan establishes updated goals based on previous plans and identifies key strategies and priority 
projects. 

Under its new Regional Bike Parking Program, MAPC negotiated discount group purchasing 
contracts with three leading vendors of bicycle parking equipment. This allows MAPC 
municipalities and other public entities to purchase discounted equipment and, in some cases, to 
receive state or federal reimbursement for the cost. Communities around the region have used the 
program to put new racks at schools, libraries, parks and shopping areas. The program will continue 
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In 2007. MAPC also began work on the Regional Pedestrian Plan. This plan will identify policies to 
mako walking a convenient, safe and practical form of transportation throughout the region. 
Proposed solutions will include best practices for local jurisdictions as well as steps that could be 
taken by the state or by the Metropolitan Planning Organization. 

.\L-\PC has developed a web-based Parking Toolkit that addresses common parking issues. Cities 
and towns can learn how to do a parking study, how to reduce parking demand and manage supply, 
how to make use of existing parking and how to finance parking improvements. The Parking Toolkit 
is the first in a series of Sustainable Transportation Toolkit products that MAPC will develop over 
the coming years. Visit http://transtoolkit.mapc.org to access these tools. 

Large portions of Massachusetts Avenue and Route 2A from Arlington to Concord are now a 
Massachusetts Scenic Byway, due to the efforts of MAPC, the Minuteman National Historic Park 
and the towns of Ai-lington, Lexington, Lincoln and Concord. MAPC is now preparing a Scenic 
Byway Corridor Management Plan, the first step in protecting the historic, scenic and cultural 
qualities of the byway. 

In 2007, MAPC worked with developers and communities to evaluate the transportation impacts of 
dozens of projects, including the South Weymouth Naval Air Station redevelopment (SouthField), 
Westwood Station and Harvard University's new Allston campus. 

On Beacon Hill 

• Municipal Health Insurance: 

MAPC and the Municipal Health Insurance Working Group built consensus and drafted the 
new law allowing cities and towns to save millions of dollars each year by joining the Group 
Insurance Commission. 

• Shannon Community Safety Initiative: 

Over the last two years, MAPC's advocacy and grant development services have helped 
nearly two dozen communities to secure over $2 million in funding for interdisciplinary 
programs that focus on youth violence, drugs and enforcement against gangs. 

• Statewide Population Estimates Program: 

A $600,000 line item in the 2008 budget will provide the State Estimates Program with more 
resources to prepare for the 2010 Census. This program will help correct the deficiencies of 
recent population estimates and to prevent similar deficiencies from occurring in 2010. 

Surplus Land: 

MAPC continues to advocate for passage of a new policy on the disposition of surplus state 
land. Specifically, we continue to build support for our proposal that encourages smart 
growth development on surplus land while giving municipalities a meaningful role 
throughout the disposition process. 

• Community Preservation Act: 

In 2007, the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition and Community Preservation Coalition reached 
consensus around legislation to help more communities participate in the Community 
Preservation Act (CPA). The legislation, filed by Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton), would 
also secure adequate funding over the long term for the state's CPA matching fund. 

• Zoning Reform: 

The new zoning reform commission, initiated by the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance 
and chaired by Undersecretary for Economic Development Greg Bialecki, is now working to 
draft legislation dealing with such matters as "approval not required," grandfathering, 
consistency between master plans and zoning and incentives to expand housing production. 



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North Suburban Planning Council 

(Burlington, Lynnfield, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, 
Woburn) 

The North Suburban Planning Council began 2007 with a briefing session on the Metro Boston Data 
Common, which is a new MAPC tool that allows communities to easily map a variety of data for a 
wide range of applications. 

During the course of the year, there were several meetings devoted to briefings on the MetroFuture 
project with an emphasis on implementation strategies. 

The major areas of concern in transportation planning were the annual review of the TIP and the 
UPWP, the regional transportation plan and the MPO elections. Members also had a presentation 
on the recently completed parking toolkit and were briefed on the opportunity to purchase bike racks 
through an MAPC purchasing program. 

MAPC began working with Burlington, Lynnfield, Reading, Stoneham, Wilmington and Woburn to 
develop natural hazard mitigation plans. This work continued throughout the year. 

MAPC invited representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development to 
make a very informative presentation on Business Improvement Districts. The NSPC coordinator 
also developed a subregional map showing current and potential development areas for use in 
discussing regional trends and in reviewing transportation projects. 

The MAPC Annual Report is respectfully submitted by Marc D. Draisen, Executive Director, 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council. 




The Middlesex Canal Association consists of approximately 250 members. Dues is $10 (non-voting) 
and $20 (voting). We welcome anyone who wishes to join. We have two canal walks (this year the 
Towns of Billerica and Woburn were chosen) in the spring and fall. Our annual bicycle tour (from 
Charlestown to Lowell) has been so successful that we may have to have several to accommodate all 
the riders. Three lectures: Tales of Traveling 400 miles Down the Connecticut River, a Summary of 
120 Miles of Canal by 1815 in Eastern Massachusetts and South Central NH and a member of the 
Manchester Historical Association spoke about the Construction of a Canal around the Amoskeag 
Falls in NH by Samuel Blodget. 

In addition to our Annual Appeal we started an Endowment Fund. We have come to realize that as 
we grow we will need funds to hire permanent people as our volunteer group will no longer have the 
expertise necessary to compete in the museum arena. 

The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitor Center in the Faulkner Mill in North Billerica will have 
new extended visiting hours from March to November on weekends from noon to four p.m. Always 
check our web site to make sure it is open the day you plan to come. We are constantly planning new 
exhibits and teaching programs for students. These teaching programs have been very well received. 
This year we want to thank Traci Jansen, a third grade teacher at the Woburn Street Elementary 
School, for agreeing to become a member of the Board of Directors of the Middlesex Canal 
Association. She is a delight to work with and responsible for our teaching achievements in 
Wilmington. She has great ideas and is full of energy! 

The Middlesex Canal Commission consists of appointed members from each of the nine towns 
through which the Canal traverses. We report to the Governor and can accept state funds. Senator 
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In the past year we have hired Amy Green as our environmental consultant. Waterfield Design 
Group of Winchester and ICON have almost completed the 25% design of the Concord River Mill 
Pond in North Billerica and presentations will be made shortly to the Massachusetts Highway 
Department for T21 funds to complete the projects. This has been an enormous effort. 

We are still waiting for final approval by the Massachusetts Historical Commission for inclusion (of 
the entire canal) in the National Registry. The Wilmington section is already on the National 
Registry. 

This year there were two projects along the Middlesex Canal in Wilmington. At 911 Main Street, a 
road was dug which crossed the canal and destroyed that part of the bed. Fortunately sections on 
either side were preserved. The Massachusetts Historical Commission required that an archeology 
report be made on the site. 

Another project is occurring at 155 Lake Street along the Middlesex Canal towpath. Sixteen units 
(some affordable) using a subtype 40B plan called an LIP is underway. Initially the Planning Board, 
Conservation Commission and the Developer were going to preserve the bank of the canal and allow 
a stone dust towpath reconstruction to serve as a public walkway. We have long wanted a walkway 
between Lake Street and Nichols Street. Unfortunately the final project destroys the banks of the 
canal and provides no stone dust walkway. We are extremely disappointed in the plan. It is being 
appealed. 

We have an excellent web site: middlesexcanal.org which lists our programs. Please log on to keep in 
touch. 

Betty M. Bigwood, Neil P. Devins and Michael J. Mclnnis are the three Representatives to the 
Middlesex Canal Commission from Wilmington. 



Town Manager note: 

The development known as Canal Village, located at 155 Canal Street, has been 
thoroughly reviewed and approved with conditions by the Town's Board of Appeals 
after an extensive hearing process. The development was also reviewed and approved 
by the Town's Community Development Team, which provided recommendations to 
the Board of Appeals. The development also has received approvals and /or positive 
recommendations from the Housing Partnership, the Board of Selectmen and the 
Town Administration. 

In addition, the Town's Conservation Commission has issued an order of conditions 
for the development which prescribes the conditions under which the developer can 
move forward with construction of the roadways and infrastructure serving the site. 
The Conservation Commission would not issue an order of conditions that would 
result in the destruction of the banks of the canal. The Conservation Commission's 
order of conditions was appealed and a site visit has been conducted by DEP. The 
DEP has asked the developer to "[pjlease provide additional information addressing 
the possibility that the canal banks will be destabilized during road construction and 
how this can be prevented". 

It should also be noted that a survey required by the Massachusetts Historical 
Commission pertaining to the referenced development at 911 Main Street indicated 
that the developer owns 75 feet of the canal, 40 feet of which had been altered by a 
previous owner. The new owner is preserving the remaining 35 feet of the Canal at his 
expense, with the consent of the Massachusetts Historical Commission. 



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Inspector of Buildie: 



The office of the Inspector of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts building, plumbing, gas and wiring codes, the Town of Wilmington Zoning By-law, and 
for maintaining all related records. In addition, all administrative tasks for the Board of Appeals are 
handled by this office. 

The Inspector of Buildings is Daniel Paret; the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is Paul Raffi; the Wiring 
Inspector is Frederick Sutter. Toni LaRivee, Linda Reed and Kim Mytych make up the clerical staff, 
which is shared with the Board of Health. 

It is our goal to help people understand the regulations enforced by the Inspector of Buildings, how 
best to comply with those regulations and to provide assistance to residents and others who have 
questions about homes and property in the town. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 
come and see us. 

2005 2006 2007 



RESIDENTIAL 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


InO. 


Valuation 


Single Family DweUings 


66 


10,593,000 


36 


5,860,138 


32 


5,244,000 


Additions 


137 


6,194,306 


120 


7,043,711 


89 


4,709,607 


Remodehng 


163 


1,797,988 


135 


1,791,527 


159 


2,372,580 


Utility Buildings 


10 


55,100 


13 


345,800 


9 


211,463 


Pools 


32 


340,578 


35 


461,370 


26 


280,422 


Miscellaneous 


85 


571,074 


51 


479,432 


50 


354,921 




493 


19,552,046 


390 


15,981,978 


365 


13,172,993 


COMMERCIAL 














New Buildings 


16 


10,005,272 


10 


3,084,100 


15 


24,505,344 


Public Buildings 




















Additions 








2 


294,000 


1 


56,000 


Fitups 


69 


12,406,077 


47 


13,511,666 


52 


17,623,306 


Utility Buildings 


1 


50,000 


2 


79,000 








Signs 


32 


119,640 


26 


132,279 


26 


172,156 


Miscellaneous 


23 


802,952 


77 


5.056,862 


33 


1.914,106 




141 


23,383,941 


164 


22,157,885 


127 


44,270,912 


TOTAL 


634 


42,935,987 


554 


38,139,885 


492 


57,443,905 


REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND SUBMITTED TO TREASURER 






Building Permits 


634 


280,790.00 


554 


384,925.00 


492 


565,596.37 


Wiring Permits 


700 


61,795.00 


590 


85,445.00 


649 


102,867.86 


Gas Permits 


238 


12,015.00 


214 


13,010.00 


230 


15,652.50 


Plumbing Permits 


345 


12,005.00 


307 


30,455.00 


317 


42,685.00 


Cert, of Inspection 


84 


3,523.00 


30 


1,333.00 


31 


1,428.00 


Occupancy 








120 


6,120.00 


89 


4,450.00 


Copies 





61.40 





40.20 





82.70 


Court 











11.00 








Industrial Elec. Permits 


55 


8,250.00 


56 


8,400.00 


54 


8,100.00 


Board of Appeals Fees 


76 


6.567.00 


61 


5,965.00 


46 


5,144.00 


TOTAL 


2,132 


$385,006.40 


1,932 


$535,704.20 


1,908 


$746,006.43 



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Board of Appeals 



Case 1-07 



The Sandwich Exchange 



Map 91 Parcel 122 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 - Limited Service Restaurant for property 
located at 66 Concord Street. 

Granted - Limited Service Restaurant with 36 seats. 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(demolish existing garage and porch and rebuild garage and family room) for property located at 178 
Main Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
structure. 



Case 3-07 DeLucia Family Trust do R. Peterson Map 6 Parcel 66A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.2 and §5.2.3 to 
construct a dwelling on a lot having insufficient frontage and width for property located at 24 Beech 
Street. 

Granted - proposed dwelling meeting the setback requirements. 



Case 4-07 Anthony & Virginia DeLucia Map 15 Parcel 23 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an accessory apartment addition for property 
located at 79 Chestnut Street. 

Granted - with the condition that if the driveway opening at the street was changed, it 
would require approval of the Department of Public Works. 



Case 5-07 RMD Inc. Map 43 Parcel 5 

To acquire a variance from §6.3.5.3 for three freestanding signs which exceed the maximum number 
and dimensions allowed in the By-law for property located at 240 Main Street. 

Granted - three signs. 



Case 6-07 RMD Inc. Map 43 Parcel 5 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.6 to redevelop the existing Wilmington Plaza and 
retail store.s for property located at 240 Main Street. 

Granted - with the condition that the Board of Appeals receive a copy of the approved 
Site Plan Review prior to signing the decision. 



Case 2-07 



Louise & Thomas Southmayd 



Map 44 Parcel 174 



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Case 7-07 



Wilmington Main Realty LP 



Map 43 Parcel 4 



To acquire a variance from §3.8.4, §3.8.5, §6.3.5.3 and §10.6 for a freestanding sign larger than 
required in the By-law for property located at 271 Main Street. 

Granted - no higher than 22' 6". 



Case 8-07 Wilmington Main Realty LP Map 43 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 and §3.8.5 and to amend case 35-06 to increase 
seating from 25 to 34 seats for Starbucks for property located at 271 Main Street. 

Granted - increase seating to 34 seats. 



Case 9-07 Wilmington Main Realty LP Map 32 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.6 and amend case 32-06 (Ground Water Protection 
District) to reflect a minor increase in impervious surface area for property located at 271 Main 
Street. 

Granted - amend Special Permit 32-06. 



Case 10-07 Margaret A. Kane Map 51 Parcel 65 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (to 
construct a one-story three-season room to the existing dwelling and to construct a second floor 
addition) for property located at 40 Hanover Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 11-07 Griffith Properties LLC Map R2 Parcel 20A & G 

To acquire a variance from §6.3.5, §6.3.5.1 (wall signs), §6. 3. 5. 3a and §6. 3. 5. 3b (freestanding signs), 
§6. 3. 5. 2c (directional signs), for property located at 181, 187 & 200 Ballardvale Street. 

Granted - as presented and supported by the certified site plan submitted. 



Case 12-07 Raymond A. Smith, Jr. Map 19 Parcel 36 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an accessory apartment addition for property 
located at 31R Boutwell Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria in the By-law. 



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Case 13-07 Darrell Lancto Map 24 Parcel 207 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.15 Auto Repair and Body Shop - light machine 
shop and welding for property located at 4 Jewel Drive, Unit 9. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 

Case 14-07 Carl Crupi Map 22 Parcel 2 & 3 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.6 (Ground Water Protection District) for property 
located at 278 - 282 Shawsheen Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 

Case 15-07 John & Joanne Madore Map 70 Parcel 44 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 to construct an 11' x 
16' addition on an existing 11' x 26' deck for property located at 30 Morningside Drive. 

Granted - hardship/shape of the lot, lot area and how the dwelling was placed on the lot. 

Case 16-07 Michael J. Lawler Map 19 Parcel 14 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (to 
construct a second floor addition) for property located at 80 Aldrich Road. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 

Case 17-07 4'^ of July Committee Map 63 Parcel 10 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.1.9 for a carnival for property located at 159 
Church Street. 

Granted 

Case 18-07 Douglas & Kathleen Moore Map 40 Parcel 145 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (to 
construct a two-story addition) for property located on 15 Muse Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 

Case 19-07 Mary McCauley c/o D. Brown, Esq. Map 44 Parcel 67 

To appeal the decision of the Inspector of Buildings for property located at 59 Taplin Avenue. 
Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



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Case 20-07 



Christopher J. Nee 



Map 50 Parcel 80 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) for a shed to be moved due 
to Conservation Commission regulations for property located at 12 Ogunquit Road. 

Granted - no closer than 10 feet from the rear yard lot line. 



Case 21-07 Michael & Susan Pelle tier c/o D. Brown Map 85 Parcell4B 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an accessory apartment addition for property 
located at 398 Woburn Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 22-07 Joseph & Elizabeth McMahon c/o R. Peterson Map 41 Parcel 38 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table 11) §5.2.4 to construct a garage 
14.4 feet and 14.6 feet from the front yard lot lines when 30 feet is required for property located at 8 
Belmont Avenue. 

Granted - with the condition that the shrubs be trimmed as stated in the DPW memo. 



Case 23-07 John Glover Map 21 Parcel 3 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an accessory apartment addition for property 
located at 228 Shawsheen Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 24-07 James Aurilio Map 8 Parcel 78 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 to construct a two- 
story, two-car garage addition 4 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property 
located at 10 Elwood Road. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 25-07 Vaughn P. Abraham Map 42 Parcel 48 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (to 
remove an existing 10' x 12' addition and replace it with a 19' x 20' two-story addition) for property 
located at 19 Clark Street. 

Granted - as shown on the plan submitted, no more detrimental to the neighborhood than 
the existing nonconforming dwelling. 



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Case 26-07 Gabriel Raposo Map 24 Parcel 207 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.15 Auto Repair shop in a General Industrial 
Zone for property located at 4 Jewel Drive, Unit 9. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 27-07 Rebecca McDavid & Wayne Rogers Map 3 Parcel 92A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 for an existing 
dwelling to remain 19.1 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property located 
at 15 Mill Road. 

Denied 



Case 28-07 Canal Village LLC Map 35 Parcel 22 

To acquire a Comprehensive Permit in accordance with Chapter 40B, sixteen residential units for 
property located at 155 Lake Street. 

Granted - with conditions 



Case 29-07 Anthony & Deborah Gigante Map 19 Parcel 22C 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 and §5.2.5 for an 
addition to be 17 feet from the rear yard lot line when 20 feet is required and 30 feet from the front 
lot hne on Miles Street when 40 feet is required for property located at 11 Mozart Avenue. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 31-07 Eric Ryan Map 21 Parcel 6H 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an accessory apartment addition for property 
located at 18 Gushing Drive. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 32-07 Joseph Prezioso Map 42 Parcel 24 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 for a Limited Service Restaurant for property 
located at 315 Main Street. 

Granted 



Case 33-07 Barlo Signs Map 49 Parcel 2 

To acquire a variance from §6.3.5.3 for a sign for property located at 144 Lowell Street. 
Granted - as proposed. 



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Case 34-07 As Good As It Gets Cafe Map 40 Parcel 6 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 for a Limited Service Restaurant with 53 seats 
for property located at 35 Lowell Street. 

Granted - with the conditions: 53 seats - no drive thru 



Case 35-07 Doug Elfman Map 26 Parcel 7D 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(construct a carport on an existing garage less than one foot from the side lot line) for property 
located at 827 Main Street. 

Granted - as the structure stands, for the life of the structure. 



Case 36-07 Mary T. Hatch Map 32 Parcel 38 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(construct an addition 8.5 feet and 11.5 feet from the side yard lot lines when 20 feet is required, but 
no closer to the sides than the existing dwelling) for property located at 13 Nassau Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 37-07 James Evans Map 92 Parcel 26 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table 11) §5.2.4 for a one-car garage 
to be 19 feet from the front lot line when 30 feet is required for property located at 1 Marcus Road. 

Withdrawn- without prejudice. 



Case 38-07 315 Main St. LLC Map 42 Parcel 24 

To acquire a variance from §6. 3. 5. 3a for a sign to be within 10 feet from the front lot line for property 
located at 315 Main Street. 

Granted - as shown on the proposed plan. 



Case 39-07 Cranberry Lake Rlty Trust Map 70 Parcel lOlC 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an accessory apartment addition for property 
located at 42 Marjorie Road. 

Granted - meets criteria of the By-law. 



Case 40-07 Cranberry Lake Rlty Trust Map 70 Parcel lOlC 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an accessory apartment addition for property 
located at 44 Marjorie Road. 

Granted - meets criteria of the By-law. 



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Case -4 1-07 Paul Sousa Map 31 Parcel 15 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(construct a second floor addition) for property located at 5 Corey Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 42-07 Pamela J. Brown, Esq. Map 44 Parcel 89 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.3 to remove an existing 
dwelling and subdivide the lot into two nonconforming lots with insufficient width for property 
located at 1 Phillips Avenue. 

Denied 



Case 43-07 VIF Ballardvale LLC do Barlo Signs Map R2 Parcel 7 

To acquire a variance from §6.3.5. la to amend Case 11-07 by installing a wall sign at 95.8 square 
feet where 84 square feet was approved for property located at 200 Ballardvale Street. 

Granted - 95.8 square feet as shown on the plan submitted. 



Case 44-07 David Newhouse Map 44 Parcel 120 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (one 
story addition 21 feet from the front lot line) for property located at 25 TapUn Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 45-07 Andre Vega Map 51 Parcel 33 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (two 
story addition 28.8 feet from the front lot line) for property located at 2A State Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 46-07 Fiber Tower Corp. Map 40 Parcel 2A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.8 to install one dish antenna to an existing tower 
along with associated radio cabinet within existing compound for property located at 625 Main 
Street. 

Granted 



Case 47-07 Charles & Ciara McNeil Map 055 Parcel 175 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (add a 
second story to part of an existing dwelling) for property located at 5 Lloyd Road. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



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During the year the following notices and warrants were posted by the Constable in each of the six 
(6) precincts. 



ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - APRIL 28, 2007 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: Constable of the Town of Wilmington 

ARTICLE 1. To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following named offices to wit: 
Two Selectman for the term of three years; Three members of the School Committee for the term of 
three years; One member of the Housing Authority for a term of five years, One member of the 
Housing Authority for the term of three years, to fiU unexpired term. One member of the Shawsheen 
Regional Vocational Technical School Committee for the term of three years. One member of the 
Redevelopment Authority for the term of three years. 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said inhabitants of the 
Town of Wilmington who are quaUfied to vote on elections and town affairs therein to assemble 
subsequently and meet in the Town Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said 
Town of Wilmington, on Saturday the fifth day of May, A.D. 2007 at 10:30 a.m., then and there to act 
on the following articles: 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the election was opened by the Town Clerk, Sharon A. 
George, at the Town Hall, Board of Registrar Member Barbara Buck, at the BoutweU School and the 
Assistant Town Clerk, Carolyn M. Kenney at the Wildwood School. 

All voting equipment was in place in each precinct. The checkers were prepared with their voting 
fists and everything was in readiness at 10:00 a.m. and the poUs were declared open. 



Annual Town Meeting and Town Election 



March 28, 2007 




Deborah and Mary Anne Steen utilize new voting equipment. 



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The results were as follows: 



Board of Selectmen for three year term (vote for two) 

Michael J. Newhouse 

Suzanne M. Sullivan 

Louis Cimagha IV 

Frank J. West 

Others 

Blanks 

Total 

School Committee for three year term (vote for three) 

Daniel M. Ardito 

Joan M. Duffy 

Margaret A. Kane 

Judith L. O'Connell 

Others 

Blanks 

Total 

Housing Authority for five year term (vote for one) 

Matthew R. Cox 

Ruth L. Reed 

Others 

Blanks 

Total 

Housing Authority for three years of unexpired term 

Leona C. Bombard 

Others 

Blanks 

Total 

Shawsheen Regional Vocational Technical School Committee 
for three year term. 

Robert G. Peterson 

Others 

Blanks 

Total 

Redevelopment Authority for five year term 

Write-in - Sidney Kaizer 

Others 

Blanks 

Total 




Candidates for election are sworn in 
after a successful campaign. 

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Voted 
1,925 
1,719 

1,891 
882 
7 

676 
7,100 



1,516 
1,916 
2,089 
2,171 
11 
2.947 
10,6 50 



1,379 
1,334 
11 

826 
3,550 



2,218 
19 
1.313 
3,550 



2,650 
15 
885 
3,550 



7 

195 
3.348 
3,550 

The results of this election 
were ready at 9:15 p.m. and 
the elected officers present 
were sworn in to the 
faithful performance of 
their duties by the Town 
Clerk, Sharon A. George. 
The total number of votes 
cast was 3,550, which 
represented 24% of 
Wilmington's 14,899 
registered voters. 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - MAY 5, 2007 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



With a quorum present at 11:07 a.m. (150 by the Town of Wilmington By-Laws) James Stewart, 
Town Moderator opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. This year the colors were 
presented by the Wilmington Minutemen. The Moderator then read the names of departed town 
workers, members of committees and boards who had passed away during the past year, also Town 
Meeting paused in tribute to our servicemen and women and the hope that they will all return safely 
home. A moment of silence was observed for all. He then introduced our newly elected and re- 
elected town officials, and thanked previous office holders. 

MOTION: On motion of Chairman Lepore, and duly seconded voted UNANIMOUSLY that the 
Moderator suspend the reading of the Warrant and take up and make reference to each article by 
number. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear reports of Committees and act thereon. 

MOTION: On motion of Michael Caira, Town Manager, duly seconded and voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that no action be taken. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of 
previous years; or take any other action related thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, it was voted UNANIMOUSLY by the 
Town of Wilmington not to adopt Article 3. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, to enter into an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2008 and for a term not to exceed three years, which will permit 
the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such institutions in return for said 
institutions providing banking services; or take any other action related thereto. 

Discussion ensued by Mr. Kevin McDonald regarding the Town not doing business with Bank of 
America. 

AMENDMENT TO MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. McDonald, seconded by Mr. 
Lingenfelter the Town of Wilmington defeated an amendment requesting the town not do 
business with Bank of America, (motion failed) 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, it was voted UNANIMOUSLY by 
the Town of Wilmington to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to enter into an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of 
the Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2008 and for a term not to exceed three 
years, which will permit the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such 
institutions in return for said institutions providing banking services. 

ARTICLE 5. To see how much money the town will appropriate for the expenses of the town and the 
salaries of several Town Officers and Departments and determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer from available funds, or otherwise; or take any other action related 
thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of John Doherty, and seconded by Mr. Caira, it was voted 
UNANIMOUSLY by the Town of Wilmington to appropriate for the expenses of the Town 
and the salaries of several Town Officers and Departments and determine how the same 
shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from available funds, or otherwise. 



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GENEIL\L GO\^RNMENT 



Selectmen - Legislative 

Salaries 4,032 

Expenses 14.260 

Total 18,292 

Selectmen - Elections 

Salaries 21,044 

Expenses 7,445 

Total 28,489 

Registrars of Voters 

Salaries 1,875 

Expenses 6,000 

Total 7,875 

Finance Committee 

Salaries 1,292 

Expenses 8.025 

Total 9,317 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 122,393 

Other Salaries 266,288 

Expenses 72,228 

Furnishings/Equipment 9,360 

Total 470,269 



Mr. McDonald requested a separate vote for the Town Manager's office budget. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McDonald, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
voted 149 in favor 1 opposed (McDonald) to the FY08 appropriation of $470,269. 



Town Accountant 

Salary -Town Accountant 95,712 

Other Salaries 209,164 

Expenses 2.560 

Total 307,436 

Town Treasurer/Collector 

Salary - Town Treasurer/Collector 81,501 

Other Salaries 143,726 

Expenses 22,100 

Amt. Cert. Tax Title 20,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 1.800 

Total 269,127 

Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk 61,002 

Other Salaries 101,546 

Expenses 2,925 

P'urnishings & Equipment 300 

Total 165,773 



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Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 93,149 

Other Salaries 83,203 

Expenses 57,500 

Appraisals & Inventory 55,833 

Furnishings & Equipment 

ATB Costs 20.000 

Total 309,685 

Town Counsel 

Legal Services 225,000 

Expenses 7.500 

Total 232,500 

Permanent Building Committee 

Salaries 450 

Expenses 

Total 450 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1.819.2L3 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Police 

Salary - Chief 99,878 

Salary - Deputy Chief 82,059 

Salary - Lieutenants 191,762 

Salary - Sergeants 362,277 

Salary - Patrolmen 1,839,295 

Salary - Clerical 83,171 

Salary - Overtime 395,000 

Salary - Paid Holidays 104, 586 

Salary - SpeciaUsts 12,350 

Salary - Night Differential 37,440 

Salary - Incentive 367, 180 

Sick Leave Buyback 27,713 

Salary Adjustment 3,743 

Expenses 235,216 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 3,841,670 

Fire 

Salary -Chief 106,137 

Salary - Deputy Chief 80,882 

Salary - Lieutenants 380,244 

Salary - Privates 1,701,646 

Salary - Clerk 45,498 

Salary - Part Time 16,250 

Salary - Overtime 350,000 

Salary - Paid Holidays 117,832 

Salary - EMT & Incentive Pay 11,025 

Salary - Fire Alarms 14,420 

Salary - Sick Leave Buy-Back 30,778 

Salary Adjustments 2,047 

Expenses 107,354 

Furnishing & Equipment 9.754 

Total 2,973,867 

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Public Safety Central Dispatch 

Personnel Services 494,810 

Contractual Services 18,300 

Material & Supplies 3,750 

Furnishings & Equipment 19.000 

Total 535,860 

Animal Control 

Salaries 34,320 

Expenses 2,325 

Total 36,645 

TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 7.388.042 

PUBLIC WORKS 
Personnel Services 

Superintendent 95,754 

Engineer - Full Time 194,632 

Engineer - Part Time 1 1,490 

Highway - Full Time 1,042,787 

Highway - Overtime 58,100 

Highway - Part Time 

Highway - Seasonal 10,800 

Highway - Stream Maintenance Seasonal 10,800 

Tree - Full Time 164,292 

Tree - Overtime 8,470 

Parks/Grounds - Full Time .; 313,005 

Parks/Grounds - Overtime 17,920 

Cemetery - Full Time 120,433 

Cemetery - Part Time 6,240 

Cemetery Overtime 9,860 

Snow/Ice - Extra Help - Overtime 156,390 

Salary Adjustments 82.307 

Total 2,303,280 

Contractual Services 

Engineer 3,200 

Engineer - Training/Conference 2,000 

Highway 72,400 

Highway - Repairs/Town Vehicles 108,400 

Highway - Training/Conference 3,100 

Tree 4,000 

Parks/Grounds 24,000 

Cemetery 4,100 

Road Machinery - Repair 80,000 

Pubhc Street Lights 224,800 

Rubbish Collection & Disposal 1,744,072 

Snow & Ice - Repairs 17,500 

Snow & Ice - Miscellaneous Services 135.000 

Total 2,422,572 

Materials & Supplies 

Engineer 4,000 

Highway 39,000 

Highway Construction & Road Improvements 80,000 

Highway-Gas, Oil, Tires (Other) 163,810 

Highway-Gas, Oil. Tires (DPW) 106,700 

Stream Maintenance - Expenses 1,000 



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Tree 6,500 

Parks/Grounds 19,000 

Cemetery 13,650 

Drain Projects 55,000 

Snow & Ice - Salt & Sand 147,320 

Snow & Ice - Tools & Equipment 4.000 

Total 639,980 

Furnishings & Equipment 23,200 

SEWER 

Personnel Services 65,900 

Maintenance/Operations 80,630 

Total 146,530 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 5.535.562 



MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, seconded by Mr. Caira the Wilmington Town Meeting 
voted UNANIMOUSLY to approve the appropriations for the FY08 Public Works Department 
budget. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 



Board of Health 

Salary - Director 75,979 

Other Salaries 158,091 

Expenses 10,180 

Mental Health 33,872 

Furnishings & Equipment 300 

Total 278,422 

Sealer of Weights/Measures 

Salaries 5,166 

Expenses 200 

Total 5,366 

Planning & Conservation 

Salary - Director 72,996 

Other Salaries 193,885 

Expenses 9,925 

Furnishings & Equipment 2.000 

Total 278,806 



Mr. McDonald expressed concern regarding Mrs. Hamilton's credentials, for the position of Planning 
Director and requested a separate motion be taken. 

Mr. Caira responded stating Mrs. Hamilton was well qualified for the position. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McDonald, and duly seconded the Town of Wilmington voted 149 in 
favor 1 opposed (Mr. MacDonald) of the Planning and Conservation appropriation for FY08. 



Building Inspector/Board of Appeals 

Salary - Building Inspector 71,909 

Other Salaries 106,719 

Expenses 4,455 

Furnishings/Equipment 

Total 183,083 

TOTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 745.677 



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PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

Salary - Superintendent 106,137 

Other salaries 2,148,101 

Overtime 46,535 

Part Time Seasonal 10,880 

Salary Adjustments 2,061 

Heating 770,000 

Electricity 150,000 

Utilities 100,000 

Expenses 421,995 

Furnishings/Equipment 



TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 3.755.709 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Veterans' Aid/Benefits 

Salary - Part Time Agent 46,031 

Expenses 1,225 

Assistance - Veterans 140.00 

Total 187,256 

Library 

Salary - Director 75,979 

Other Salaries 605,804 

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium 33,189 

Expenses 139,405 

Furnishings & Equipment 23.466 

Total 877,843 

Recreation 

Salary - Director 61,649 

Other Salaries 39,281 

Expenses 6,500 

Furnishings & Equipment 200 

Total 107,630 

Elderly Services 

Salary - Director 60,340 

Other Salaries 83,252 

Expenses 37,540 

Furnishings & Equipment Q 

Total 181,132 

Historical Commission 

Salaries 15,274 

Expenses 6,750 

Furnishings & Equipment 2,000 

Total 24,024 

Commission on DisabiUties 

Salaries 200 

Expenses 300 

Total 500 

TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 1-378.385 



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SCHOOLS 

Wilmington School Department 
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 
Technical High School District 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 

MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 
Schools 
Public Safety 
General Government 
Sewer 
Water 

Interest on Anticipation of Notes & 
Authorization Fees & Miscellaneous Debt 

TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 

UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 
Insurance 

Employee Health & Life Insurance 

Veterans' Retirement 

Employee Retirement Unused Sick Leave 

Medicare Employer's Contribution 

Salary Adjustments & Additional Costs 

Local Transportation & Training Conferences 

Out-of-State Travel 

Computer Maintenance Expenses 

Records Storage 

Annual Audit 

Ambulance Billing 

Town Report 

Professional & Technical Services 
Reserve Fund 
TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 

TOTAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 

STATUTORY CHARGES 
Current Year Overlay 
Retirement Contributions 
Offset Items 
Special Education 

Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 
MAPC (Ch. 688 of 1963) 
RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 
Metro Air Pollution Control District 
Mosquito Control Program 
M.W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 
Criminal Justice Training 
School Choice 
Charter Schools 

Essex County Technical Institute 



TOTAL STATUTORY CHARGES 



ESTINL-\TED AVAILABLE FUNDS 
Tax Le\'y 
Local Receipts 
Local Receipts - Sewer 
Local Aid 
Free Cash 

Water Dept. Available Funds 
Sale of Cemetery Lots 
Cemetery Trust Fund - Interest 
Capital Stabilization Fund 
NESWC Funds 
Provision for Abates Surplus 
Capital Project Closeouts 



49,524,606 



11,736,836 



6,373,000 
2,126,109 



575,000 
648,778 
30,000 
15,000 



700.000 
153,872 







TOTAL ESTIMATED FY 2007 AVAILABLE FUNDS 



71.183.201 



ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from any available funds, 
or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase of new and/or 
replacement capital equipment, including but not limited to the following items, and further to 
authorize the sale, trade-in, conveyance or other disposition of any equipment being so replaced, 
such funds to be spent by the town department, so indicated, with the approval of the Town 
Manager, and to the extent set forth in Chapter 592 of the Acts of 1950 the Board of Selectmen, as 
follows: 

Pohce Department 

Purchase of five (5) replacement pohce cruisers. 
Department of Public Works 

Purchase of one (1) front end loader with snow blower and one (1) one-ton dump truck for the 
Highway Division and one (1) heavy duty field mower for the Parks and Grounds Division. 

or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Michael McCoy, seconded by Mr. Doherty the Town of Wilmington 
voted UNANIMOUSLY to approve the appropriation of One Hundred Forty-Three Thousand 
Dollars ($143.000) for the purchase of five (5) police cruisers and Three Hundred Seven 
Thousand Dollars ($307.000) for the purchase of Department of Public Works equipment. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any apphcable statute a sum of money for the replacement of approximately 
1,325 square feet of roof area above the Barrow's Auditorium at the Wilmington High School; or take 
any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Michael Newhouse, seconded by Mr. West the Town of Wilmington 
voted UNANIMOUSLY to appropriate Fifty-Five Thousand Dollars ($55,000) , to meet this 
appropriation the amount of Thirty-Two Thousand Fifty-Nine Dollars ($32.059) be 
transferred in accordance with provisions of Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws from 
unexpended balance of funds previously borrowed by the Town to pay costs of the 
Wilmington High School Renovation and an additional One Thousand Eight Hundred 
Thirteen Dollars ($1,813) be transferred in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, 
Section 20 of the General Laws, from unexpended balance of the Wilmington Middle School 
construction project as such funds are no longer needed for these projects and further that 
additional funds in the amount of Twenty-One Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Eight 
Dollars ($21.128) be appropriated from FY-08 tax levy. 



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ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase and installation of one 
16 section energy efficient steam boiler and one condensate tank at the Wilmington High School; or 
take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Charles Fiore, seconded by Mr. West the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to approve One Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($120.000) 
appropriation for the purchase and installation of steam boiler and condensate tank for 
Wilmington High School, in accordance with provisions of Chapter 44, Section 20 of the 
General Laws, from unexpended balance of funds previously borrowed. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the replacement of the roof at the 
Buzzell Senior Center; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, seconded by Mr. Doherty the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to approve Sixtv-Three Thousand Dollars ($63.000) appropriation, 
transferred from Available Funds - Free Cash for a replacement roof at the Buzzell Senior 
Center. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town wiU vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any appUcable statute a sum of money to reconstruct and expand the parking lot 
and associated grounds at the Wilmington Memorial Library; or take any other action related 
thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to approve appropriation of Seventy-Seven Thousand Dollars ($77.000) to 
reconstruct and expand the parking lot and associated grounds at the Wilmington Memorial 
Library and to meet that appropriation Sixty-One Thousand Three Hundred Fifty-Five 
Dollars ($61.355) be transferred from Available Funds- Free Cash and the balance of Fifteen 
Thousand Six Hundred Forty-Five Dollars ($15.645) be raised from the FY-08 tax levy. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase of a replacement 
computer aided dispatch system for the Police Department; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Loviis Cimaglia, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY the appropriation of Sixty-Nine Thousand One Hundred Seventy-Six 
Dollars ($69.176) to be raised and appropriated from the FY-08 tax levy and other general 
revenues of the town to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of a replacement 
computer aided dispatch system for the Pohce Department. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any appUcable statute a sum of money for engineering, surveying and other 
professional services to develop an accurate and detailed GIS mapping of the storm drainage system 
in order to complete the implementation of the final design phase of the project to develop a "master 
plan" for the town's storm water drainage system; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, seconded by Mr. Doherty, the Town of Wilmington 
voted UNANIMOUSLY the appropriation of Eiehtv-Nine Thousand Dollars ($89.000) be 
raised and appropriated from the FY-08 tax levy and other general revenues to be spent by 
the Town Manager as mentioned in above. 



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ARTICLE 13. To see what sum the Town will vote to transfer into various line items of the Fiscal 
Year 2007 operating budget from other line items of said budget and from other available funds; or 
take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee deferred recommendation until Town Meeting. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNAiVIMOUSLY the following: 



Transfer From: 

Public Safety Central Dispatch - Personnel Services $ 27,500 

Public Works. Personnel Services, Engineer-Full Time 35,000 
Public Works. Personnel Services, Snow & Ice 

Extra Help/Overtime 55,000 

Public Works, Contractual Services-Road Machinery Repair 10,000 

Public Works, Contractual Services, Rubbish Collection 65,000 

Pubhc Works, Contractual Services-Snow/Ice-Misc. 30,000 

Board of Health - Other salaries 20,000 

Unclassified Reserve-Professional/Technical Services 14.500 

TOTAL $ 257,000 

Transfer To: 

Town Counsel- Legal Services $ 50,000 

Police, Salary-Overtime 90,000 

Police, Salary-Incentive 32,000 

Pubhc Buildings-Expenses 10,000 

Unclassified/Reserve-Salary Adjustments/Additional Costs 75.000 

TOTAL $ 257,000 



ARTICLE 14. (drawn #27) To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of 
providing senior citizen work opportunities for services rendered to the Town in accordance with the 
Town's Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Fiore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that Twelve Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($12.800) be raised and 
appropriated from the FY-08 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town to be spent by 
the Town Manager for the purpose of the Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program. 

ARTICLE 15. (drawn #25) To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the observance of 
Memorial Day and Veterans' Day; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that Five Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($5.500) be raised and 
appropriated from the FY-08 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by 
the Town Manager for the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans' Day. 

ARTICLE 16. (drawn #18) To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute the sum of $750.00 each (a total of 
$1,500) for the purpose of renewing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General 
Laws as amended, the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Wilmington Post 136 of the American Legion; 

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Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 



MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, seconded by Mr. Caira, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1.500) be raised and 
appropriated from the FY-08 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town to be spent by 
the Town Manager for the purpose of renewing, under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 
40 of the General Laws as amended, the leases of the Veterans of Foreign War Clubhouse 
and the American Legion Clubhouse. 

ARTICLE 17. (drawn #17) To see if the Town will vote to authorize or reauthorize as the case may 
be, revolving accounts pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E y2 for the various boards, 
commissions, departments and agencies of the Town; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Cimaglia, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the Town reauthorize the following revolving accounts pursuant to 
MGL Chapter 44, Section 53 as follows: 

First a Compost Bin Revolving Fund with an established spending limit of Four Thousand 
Five Hundred Dollars ($4.500) . with the source of revenue being the sale of composting bins, 
the spending authority being the Town Manager and the purpose for which money may be 
spent is the purchase of composting bins; and second, a Subsurface Sewage Disposal Upgrade 
Revolving Fund with an established spending limit of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars 
($200,000) . with the source of revenues being betterment receipts and other loan repayments 
from property owners participating in said program, the purpose of expenditures being the 
repair and upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems and the repayment to the 
Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust of any funds advanced to the town for this 
purpose, and the spending authority being the Board of Health with the approval of the 
Town Manager. 

ARTICLE 18. (drawn #14) To see if the Town will vote to amend the action taken on Article 20 as 
contained in the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting held on April 22, 2006 which authorized the 
town to borrow the sum of $450,000 for the purchase of the Optioned Premises which includes the 
Butters Farm Dwelling and Lot 6 which is the real property more commonly known as 165 Chestnut 
Street, Wilmington, MA, also shown as Parcel 13 on the Town Assessor's Map 15, by rescinding such 
authorization to borrow; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, seconded by Mr. Caira, the Town of Wilmington 
voted UNANIMOUSLY that the authorization to borrow the sum of Four Hundred Fifty 
Thousand Dollars ($450,000) voted pursuant to Article 20 as contained in the Warrant for 
the Annual Town Meeting held on April 22, 2006 which authorized the town to borrow for 
the purchase of the Optioned Premises which includes the Butters Farm Dwelling and Lot 6 
which is the real property more commonly known as 165 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, MA, 
also shown Parcel #13 on the Town Assessor's Map 15, be hereby rescinded. 

ARTICLE 19. (drawn #23) To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised, as follows: 

Chapter 2 — Town Meetings 

Section 4. Polhng Hours: Delete the language below: 

"The Polls for the Annual Town Meeting shall be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon and 
shall remain open until eight o'clock in the evening", and replace with the following: 

"The Polls for the Annual Town Meeting shall be opened at eight o'clock in the forenoon and 
shaU remain open until eight o'clock in the evening" 

or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee and Board of Registrars recommended approval of this Article. 



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MOTION: On motion of Mr. Fiore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that Chapter 2 Town Meetings, Section 3 "Polling Hours" of the By-laws of 
the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington, revised be amended to take effect for the polling 
hours beginning with the 2008 Annual Town Meeting and thereafter as follows: By 
DELETING the language contained in said section which currently reads "ten o'clock in the 
forenoon" and REPLACE with the follow: "eight o'clock in the forenoon." 

ARTICLE 20. (drawn #28) To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington, Revised, by adding the following new Chapter 5, Section 49. 

Section 49 Prohibition of Illicit Discharges to Storm Drain System 



49.1 PURPOSE 

The purpose of this section is to eliminate non-stormwater discharges to the Town of 
Wilmington's Municipal Storm Drain System. Non-stormwater discharges contain 
contaminants and supply additional flows to the Town's storm drain system. 
Increased and contaminated stormwater runoff is a major cause of: 

(1) impairment of water quality and flow in lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, 
wetlands and groundwater; 

(2) contamination of drinking water supplies; 

(3) contamination of clam flats and other coastal areas; 

(4) alteration or destruction of aquatic and wildlife habitat; and 

(5) flooding. 

Regulation of ilUcit connections and discharges to the municipal storm drain system 
is necessary for the protection of the Town of Wilmington's natural resources, 
municipal facilities, and to safeguard the public health, safety, welfare and the 
environment. 

49.2 OBJECTIVES 

The objectives of this section are: 

(1) To prevent pollutants from entering the Town's municipal separate storm 
sewer system (MS4); 

(2) To prohibit illicit connections and unauthorized discharges to the MS4; 

(3) To require the removal of all such existing illicit connections, regardless of 
whether such connections were permitted or otherwise acknowledged prior to 
the implementation of this by-law; 

(4) To comply with state and federal statutes and regulations relating to 
stormwater discharges; and 

(5) To establish the legal authority to ensure compliance with the provisions of 
this by-law through inspection, monitoring, and enforcement. 

49.3 DEFINITIONS 

Unless a different definition is indicated in other sections of this Section 49, the 
following definitions and provisions shall apply throughout this Section 49, also 
referred to as this by-law or Section. 

AUTHORIZED ENFORCEMENT AGENCY: The Wilmington Board of Health 
(hereafter "the BOH"), its employees or agents designated to enforce this by-law. 

AUTHORIZED ADMINISTERING AGENCY: The Wilmington Department of Public 
Works (hereafter "the Department" or "DPW"), its employees or agents designated to 
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BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE (BMP): An activity, procedure, restraint, or 
structural improvement that helps to reduce the quantity or improve the quality of 
stormwater runoff. 

CLEAN WATER ACT: The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et 
seq.) as hereafter amended. 

DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS: The addition from any source of any pollutant or 
combination of pollutants into the municipal storm drain system or into the waters of 
the United States or Commonwealth from any source. 

GROUNDWATER: Water beneath the surface of the ground. 

ILLICIT CONNECTION: A surface or subsurface drain or conveyance, which allows 
an niicit discharge into the municipal storm drain system, including without 
limitation sewage, process wastewater, or wash water and any connections from 
indoor drains, sinks, or toilets, regardless of whether said connection was previously 
allowed, permitted, or approved before the effective date of this by-law. 

ILLICIT DISCHARGE: Direct or indirect discharge to the municipal storm drain 
system that is not composed entirely of stormwater, except as exempted in Section 6. 
The term does not include a discharge in compliance with an NPDES Storm Water 
Discharge Permit or resulting from fire fighting activities exempted pvirsuant to Part 
G (4)(B), of this by-law. 

IMPERVIOUS SURFACE: Any material or structure on or above the ground that 
prevents water infiltrating the underlying soil. Impervious surface includes without 
limitation roads, paved parking lots, sidewalks, and rooftops. 

MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4) or MUNICIPAL STORM 
DRAIN SYSTEM: The system of conveyances designed or used for collecting or 
conveying stormwater, including any road with a drainage system, street, gutter, 
curb, inlet, piped storm drain, pumping facility, retention or detention basin, natural 
or man-made or altered drainage channel, reservoir, and other drainage structure 
that together comprise the storm drainage system owned or operated by the Town of 
Wilmington. 

NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) 
STORM WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT: A permit issued by United States 
Environmental Protection Agency or jointly with the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts that authorizes the discharge of poUutants to waters of the United 
States. 

NON-STORMWATER DISCHARGE: Discharge to the municipal storm drain system 
not composed entirely of stormwater. 

PERSON: An individual, partnership, association, firm, company, trust, corporation, 
agency, authority, department or political subdivision of the Commonwealth or the 
federal government, to the extent permitted by law, and any officer, employee, or 
agent of such person. 

POLLUTANT: Any element or property of sewage, agricultural, industrial or 
commercial waste, runoff, leachate, heated effluent, or other matter whether 
originating at a point or nonpoint source, that is or may be introduced into any 
sewage treatment works or waters of the Commonwealth. Pollutants shall include 
without limitation: 

(1) paints, varnishes, and solvents; 

(2) oil and other automotive fluids; 

(3) non-hazardous hquid and solid wastes and yard wastes; 

(4) refuse, rubbish, garbage, litter, or other discarded or abandoned 
objects, ordnances, accumulations and floatables; 



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(5) pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers; 

(6) hazardous materials and wastes; sewage, fecal coliform and 
pathogens; 

(7) dissolved and particulate metals; 

(8) animal wastes; 

(9) rock; sand; salt, soils; 

(10) construction wastes and residues; 

(1 1) and noxious or offensive matter of any kind. 

PROCESS WASTEWATER: Water which, during manufacturing or processing, 
comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any material, 
intermediate product, finished product, or waste product. 

RECHARGE: The process by which groundwater is replenished by precipitation 
through the percolation of runoff and surface water through the soil. 

STORMWATER: Runoff from precipitation or snow melt. 

TOXIC OR HAZARDOUS MATERIAL or WASTE: Any material, which because of 
its quantity, concentration, chemical, corrosive, flammable, reactive, toxic, infectious 
or radioactive characteristics, either separately or in combination with any substance 
or substances, constitutes a present or potential threat to human health, safety, 
welfare, or to the environment. Toxic or hazardous materials include any synthetic 
organic chemical, petroleum product, heavy metal, radioactive or infectious waste, 
acid and alkali, and any substance defined as Toxic or Hazardous under G.L. Ch.2lC 
and Ch.21E, and the regulations at 310 CMR 30.000 and 310 CMR 40.0000. 

WATERCOURSE: A natural or man-made channel through which water flows or a 
stream of water, including a river, brook or underground stream. 

WATERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH: all waters within the jurisdiction of the 
Commonwealth, including, without limitation, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, springs, 
impoundments, estuaries, wetlands, coastal waters, and groundwater. 

WASTEWATER: any sanitary waste, sludge, or septic tank or cesspool overflow, and 
water that during manufacturing, cleaning or processing, comes into direct contact 
with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, 
finished product, byproduct or waste product. 

49.4 APPLICABILITY 

This section shall apply to flows entering the municipally owned storm drainage 
system. 

49.5 AUTHORITY 

This Article is adopted under authority granted by the Home Rule Amendment of the 
Massachusetts Constitution, the Home Rule statutes, and the regulations of the 
federal Clean Water Act found at 40 CFR 122.34. 

49.6 RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADMINISTRATION 

The BOH shall enforce this by-law. The BOH will work with the Department of 
Public Works ("DPW") to administer and implement this by-law. Any powers 
granted to or duties imposed upon the BOH may be delegated in writing by the BOH 
to employees or agents of the BOH and/or the DPW. References to the BOH, 
Department or DPW within this by-law are understood to denote either or both of 
these agencies. 



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49.7 REGULATIONS 



The Department may promulgate rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of 
this by-law. Failure by the Department to promulgate such rules and regulations 
shall not have the effect of suspending or invalidating this by-law. 

49.8 PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES 

(1) Illicit Discharges 

No person shall dump, discharge, cause or allow to be discharged any 
pollutant or non-stormwater discharge into the municipal separate storm 
sewer system (MS4), into a watercourse, or into the waters of the 
Commonwealth. 

(2) lUicit Connections 

No person shall construct, use, allow, maintain or continue any illicit 
connection to the municipal storm drain system, regardless of whether the 
connection was permissible under applicable law, regulation or custom at the 
time of connection. 

(3) Obstruction of Municipal Storm Drain System 

No person shall obstruct or interfere with the normal flow of stormwater into 
or out of the municipal storm drain system without prior consent from the 
Department. No person shall dump or dispose of yard waste (leaves, grass 
clippings, etc.) into the open watercourses (swales, brooks and streams) that 
make up the stormwater system. 

(4) Exemptions 

A. Discharge or flow resulting from fire fighting activities; 

B. The following non-stormwater discharges or flows are exempt from 
the prohibition of non-stormwaters provided that the source is not a 
significant contributor of a pollutant to the municipal storm drain 
system: 

(1) Waterline flushing; 

(2) Flow from potable water sources; 

(3) Springs; 

(4) Natural flow from riparian habitats and wetlands; 

(5) Diverted stream flow; 

(6) Rising groundwater; 

(7) Uncontaminated groundwater infiltration as defined in 40 
CFR 35.2005(20), or uncontaminated pumped groundwater 
(e.g. sump pump), provided that where a pump intake exists 
inside a structure, the operator seeks a permit from the 
Department prior to discharge, and thereafter discharges in 
accordance with the requirements of the permit and 
appUcable laws and regulations to be issued by the 
Department; 

(8) Water from exterior foundation drains, footing drains (not 
including active groundwater dewatering systems), crawl 
space pumps, or air conditioning condensation; 

(9) Discharge from landscape irrigation or lawn watering; 
(10) Water from individual residential car washing; 



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(11) Discharge from dechlorinated swimming pool water (less than 
one ppm chlorine) provided the water is allowed to stand for 
one week prior to draining and the pool is drained in such a 
way as not to cause a nuisance; 

(12) Discharge from street sweeping; 

(13) Dye testing, provided verbal notification is given to the 
Department prior to the time of the test; 

(14) Non-stormwater discharge permitted under an NPDES 
permit, waiver, or waste discharge order administered under 
the authority of the United States Environmental Protection 
Agency, provided that the discharge is in full compUance with 
the requirements of the permit, waiver, or order and 
applicable laws and regulations; and 

(15) Discharge for which advanced written approval is received 
from the Department as necessary to protect pubUc health, 
safety, welfare or the environment. 

Other Prohibited Activities 

No person shall discharge, or cause to be discharged, water or any other 
liquid, on to the streets, sidewalks or ways of the Town in such a manner as 
to cause an obstruction of traffic or to endanger travel by freezing or 
otherwise. 

Drains - No one shall tie any pump, cellar, yard, roof or area drain directly 
into the storm water drainage system without a permit from the Department 
of PubHc Works. 

Catch Basins - No person shall directly or indirectly dump, discharge or 
cause or allow to be discharged into any catchbasin, any solid waste, 
construction debris, paint or paint product, antifreeze, hazardous waste, oil, 
gasoline, grease and all other automotive and petroleum products, solvents 
and degreasers, drain cleaners, commercial and household cleaners, soap, 
detergent, ammonia, food and food waste, grease or yard waste, animal feces, 
dirt, sand gravel or other pollutant. Any person determined by the DPW to 
be responsible for the discharge of any of the above substances to a 
catchbasin may be held responsible for cleaning the catchbasin and any other 
portions of the storm water system impacted, paying the cost for such 
cleaning or for paying any penalties assessed by the Town. 

Septage - No person shall discharge or cause or allow to be discharged any 
septage, or septage tank or cesspool overflow into the Town's storm water 
drainage system. 

Storage & Disposal of Hazardous Material - No one shall dispose of anything 
other than clear water into the Town's storm drainage system. The disposal 
of waste, gasoline or any other hazardous material into the storm drainage 
system is strictly prohibited and is in violation of various state and federal 
pollution laws. 

Private drainage systems - It is prohibited for anyone with a private 
drainage system from tying into the public storm water disposal system 
without a permit from the Department of Public Works. The maintenance of 
any and all private drainage systems shall be the responsibility of the 
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49.9 EMERGENCY SUSPENSION OF STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEM ACCESS 

The Department may suspend municipal storm drain system access to any person or 
property without prior written notice when such suspension is necessary to stop an 
actual or threatened discharge of pollutants that presents imminent risk of harm to 
the pubUc health, safety, welfare or the environment. In the event any person fails to 
comply with an emergency suspension order, the Authorized Enforcement Agency 
may take aU reasonable steps to prevent or minimize harm to the public health, 
safety, welfare or the environment. 

49.10 INDUSTRIAL OR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY DISCHARGES 

Any person subject to an industrial or construction activity NPDES storm water 
discharge permit shall comply with all provisions of such permit. Proof of compliance 
with said permit may be required in a form acceptable to the Department of Public 
Works prior to the allowing of discharges to the MS4. 

49.11 MONITORING OF DISCHARGES 

This Section applies to all facUities that have storm water discharges associated with 
industrial activity, including construction activity. 

1) Access to Facilities - The BOH and DPW (or other enforcement 
agency/delegated enforcement partner) shall be permitted to enter and 
inspect facilities subject to regulation under this by-law as often as may be 
necessary to determine compliance with this by-law, subject to applicable 
law. If a discharger has security measures in force which require proper 
identification and clearance before entry into its premises, the discharger 
shall make the necessary arrangements to allow access to representatives of 
the authorized enforcement agency. 

2) Facility operators shall allow the BOH and DPW ready access to all parts of 
the premises for the purposes of inspection, sampling, examination and 
copying of records that must be kept under the conditions of an NPDES 
permit to discharge storm water, and the performance of any additional 
duties as defined by state and federal laws. 

3) The BOH and DPW shall have the right to set up on any permitted facility 
such devices as are necessary in the opinion of the authorized enforcement 
agency to conduct monitoring and/or sampling of the facility's storm water 
discharge. 

4) The BOH and DPW have the right to require the discharger to install 
monitoring equipment as necessary. The facility's sampling and monitoring 
equipment shall be maintained at all times in a safe and proper operating 
condition by the discharger at its own expense. All devices used to measure 
storm water flow and quality shall be caUbrated to ensure they are accurate. 

5) Any temporary or permanent obstruction to safe and easy access to the 
faciUty to be inspected and/or sampled shall be promptly removed by the 
operator at the written or oral request of the BOH and DPW and shall not be 
replaced. The costs of clearing such access shall be borne by the operator. 

6) Unreasonable delay in allowing the BOH or DPW access to a permitted 
facihty constitutes a violation of a storm water discharge permit and of this 
by-law. A person who is the operator of a facility with a NPDES permit to 
discharge storm water associated with industrial activity violates this Section 
49 if the person denies the authorized enforcement agency reasonable access 
to the permitted facility for the purpose of conducting any activity authorized 
or required by this by-law. 

7) If the BOH or DPW has been refused access to any part of the premises from 
which storm water is discharged, and he/she is able to demonstrate probable 
cause to beUeve that there may be a violation of this by-law, or that there is a 



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need to inspect and/or sample as part of a routine inspection and sampling 
program designed to verify compliance with this by-law or any order issued 
hereunder, or to protect the overall public health, safety, and welfare of the 
community, then the authorized enforcement agency may seek issuance of a 
search warrant from any court of competent jurisdiction. 

49.12 WATERCOURSE PROTECTION 

Every person owning property through which a watercourse passes, or such person's 
lessee, shall keep and maintain that part of the watercourse within the property free 
of trash, debris, excessive vegetation, and other obstacles that would pollute, 
contaminate, or significantly retard the flow of water through the watercourse. In 
addition, the owner or lessee shall maintain existing privately owned structures 
within or adjacent to a watercourse so that such structures will not become a hazard 
to the use, function, or physical integrity of the watercourse. Compliance with this 
by-law does not waive the responsibility of the property owner or lessee for applying 
for and receiving any other required Town, State or Federal permits associated with 
activities or uses otherwise regulated under other regulatory jurisdiction (e.g. 
Wetlands Protection Act). 

49.13 NOTIFICATION OF SPILLS 

Notwithstanding other requirements of local, state or federal law, as soon as a person 
responsible for a facility or operation, or responsible for emergency response for a 
facility or operation has information of or suspects a release of materials at that 
facility or operation resulting in or which may result in discharge of pollutants to the 
municipal drainage system or waters of the Commonwealth, the person shall take all 
necessary steps to ensure containment, and cleanup of the release. In the event of a 
release of oil or hazardous materials, the person shall immediately notify the 
municipal fire and police departments. In the event of a release of non-hazardous 
material, the reporting person shall notify the Authorized Enforcement Agency no 
later than the next business day. The reporting person shall provide to the 
Authorized Enforcement Agency written confirmation of all telephone, facsimile or 
in-person notifications within three business days thereafter. If the discharge of 
prohibited materials is from a commercial or industrial facility, the facility owner or 
operator of the facility shall retain on-site a written record of the discharge and the 
actions taken to prevent its recurrence. Such records shall be retained for at least 
three years. 

49.14 ENFORCEMENT 

The BOH or an authorized agent of the BOH shall enforce this by-law, regulations, 
orders, violation notices, and enforcement orders, and may pursue all civil and 
criminal remedies for such violations. 

49.14.1. Civil Relief 

If a person violates the provisions of this Section 49, regulations, 
permit, notice, or order issued thereunder, the BOH may seek 
injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction restraining the 
person from activities which would create further violations or 
compelling the person to perform abatement or remediation of the 
violation. 

49.14.2. Orders 

The BOH or an authorized agent of the BOH may issue a written 
order to enforce the provisions of this section or the regulations 
thereunder, which may include: (a) elimination of illicit connections 
or discharges to the MS4; (b) performance of monitoring, analyses, 
and reporting; (c) that unlawful discharges, practices, or operations 
shall cease and desist; and (d) remediation of contamination in 
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A. If the enforcing person determines that abatement or 
remediation of contamination is required, the order shall set 
forth a deadhne by which such abatement or remediation 
must be completed. Said order shall further advise that, 
should the violator or property owner fail to abate or perform 
remediation within the specified deadline, the Town may, at 
its option, undertake such work, and expenses thereof shall 
be charged to the violator. 

B. Within thirty (30) days after completing aU measures 
necessary to abate the violation or to perform remediation, 
the violator and the property owner will be notified of the 
costs incurred by the Town, including administrative costs. 
The violator or property owner may file a written protest 
objecting to the amount or basis of costs with the Department 
within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notification of the 
costs incurred. If the amount due is not received by the 
expiration of the time in which to file a protest or within 
thirty (30) days following a decision of the Department 
affirming or reducing the costs, or from a final decision of a 
court of competent jurisdiction, the costs shall become a 
special assessment against the property owner and shall 
constitute a hen on the owner's property for the amount of 
said costs pursuant to M.G.L. Ch. 40, §58. Interest shall 
begin to accrue on any unpaid costs at the statutory rate 
provided in G.L. Ch. 59, § 57 after the thirty-first day at 
which the costs first become due. 

49.14.3. Non-Criminal Disposition 

As an alternative to criminal prosecution or civil action, the Town 
may elect to utilize the non-criminal disposition procedure set forth in 
G.L. Ch. 40, §2 ID and in which case the Health Director and DPW 
Director of the Town shall be the enforcing person. The penalty for 
the 1st and all subsequent violations shall be $300.00. Each day or 
part thereof that such violation occurs or continues shall constitute a 
separate offense. 

49.14.4. Criminal Penalty 

Any person who violates any provision of this by-law, regulation, 
order or permit issued thereunder, shall be punished by a fine of 
$300.00. Each day or part thereof that such violation occurs or 
continues shall constitute a separate offense. 

49.14.5. Entry to Perform Duties Under this Section 

To the extent permitted by applicable law, or if authorized by the 
owner or other party in control of the property, the BOH and DPW, 
its agents, officers, and employees may enter upon privately owned 
property for the purpose of performing their duties under this by-law 
and regulations and may make or cause to be made such 
examinations, surveys or sampling as the BOH and DPW deems 
reasonably necessary. 

49.14.6. Appeals 

The decisions or orders of the BOH and DPW shall be final. Further 
rehef shall be to a court of competent jurisdiction. 

49.14.7. Remedies Not Exclusive 

The remedies hsted in this section are not exclusive of any other 
remedies available under any apphcable federal, state or local law. 



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49.15 SEVERABILm' 

The provisions of this section are hereby declared to be severable. If any provision, 
paragraph, sentence, or clause, of this section or the application thereof to any 
person, establishment, or circumstances shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall 
not affect the other provisions or application of this section or by-law. 

or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee deferred recommendation pending additional information. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Erickson, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington, Revised, be 
hereby amended by inserting the new Chapter 5, Section 49 as printed in the warrant with 
the amendments as read by the Moderator. 

ARTICLE 21. (drawn #24) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the transfer of the care, custody, 
management and control of the following parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington to the 
Conservation Commission all as shown on Wilmington Tax Assessor Maps as follows: Map 51, 
Parcel 51 and Map 75, Parcel 16A; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee and Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Judith Waterhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
voted UNANIMOUSLY in the affirmative to transfer Parcel 51 as shown on the Town Tax 
Assessor's records as Map 51 and Parcel 16A as shown on the Town Tax Assessor's records as 
Map 75, both owned by the Town be hereby transferred to the care, custody, management 
and control of the Conservation Commission; and that the Town Manager with the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to execute and record appropriate documentation of 
such transfer in the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds. 

ARTICLE 22. (drawn #26) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by taking the following action: 

Delete the language contained in Section 3.8.9 which currently reads: 

The maximum gross floor area used for retail or personal uses shall not exceed 8,000 square 
feet on either side. In any one contiguous district zoned GI the total maximum gross floor 
area used for retail or personal services uses shall not exceed 8,000 square feet as a total for 
aU lots in the district. 

and replace Section 3.8.9 with the following: 

The maximum gross floor area used for retail or personal service uses shall not exceed 8,000 
square feet on any one lot. In any one contiguous district zoned GI the total maximum gross 
floor area used for retail or personal services uses shall not exceed 24,000 square feet as a 
total for all lots in the district. 

or take any other action related thereto. 

Both the Finance Committee and Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded the Town of Wilmington voted in 
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ARTICLE 23. (drawn #16) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and Associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by moving the existing provision Administration and 
Enforcement from Section 10 to Section 11, and by adding a new Section 10 Neighborhood Activity 
Center Overlay District as follows: 

SECTION 10. Neighborhood Activitv Center Overlav District : 

10.1 Purposes - The purposes of the Neighborhood Activity Center Overlay District 
(NACOD) are: 1. to encourage a mix of business, residential and civic uses in a 
compact, physical arrangement that is safe for pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle 
traffic; 2. provide alternatives to conventional commercial sprawl, thereby assisting 
the Town in creating and maintaining vibrant, walkable business areas; 3. encourage 
redevelopment of existing underutilized or obsolete properties; and 4. provide 
neighborhood centers with goods, services and housing in a manner that furthers the 
goals of the Wilmington Master Plan. 

10.2 Boundaries - The NACOD is herein established as an overlay district and shall be 
superimposed on other districts established by this Bylaw. The NACOD is comprised 
of areas, with boundaries shown on the Zoning Map as follows: 

10.2.1 North Wilmington Neighborhood Activity Center - This area applies to 
certain land along and off Middlesex Avenue (Route 62), from Waltham 
Street to Lubber's Brook, and includes the following parcels as identified in 
the Wilmington Assessor's Maps, last revised in 2002. 



Map/Parcel 


Property Address 


Map/ Parcel 


Property Address 


89/13 


382 Middlesex Avenue 


79/1 lA 


5 Shady Lane Drive 


89/1 3A 


378 - 380 Middlesex Avenue 


79/29 


363 Middlesex Avenue 


89/8 


200 Jefferson Road (Portion) 


79/30 


361 Middlesex Avenue 


89/8A 


370 Middlesex Avenue 


79/31 


355 Middlesex Avenue 


89/7 


364 Middlesex Avenue 


79/3 IB 


353 Middlesex Avenue 


89/6A 


362 Middlesex Avenue 


79/3 IC 


4 Waltham Street 


88/13 


381 Middlesex Avenue 


79/3 ID 


6 Waltham Street 


79/10 


352 Middlesex Avenue 


79/3 IG 


1 Nature Way 


79/11 


356 Middlesex Avenue 


79/27 


4 Shady Lane Drive 






79/28A 


360 Middlesex Avenue 



10.3 Relationship to Existing Zoning - The underlying zoning districts shall not be 
modified, repealed or amended by this Section. Property in the NACOD shall 
continue to be subject to the requirements applicable in the underlying zones. In the 
event that an owner desires to use his property for multi-family housing or mixed-use 
development pursuant to this Section 10, the owner shall file an application for site 
plan review or a special permit for a development subject to this Section 10. Where 
the NACOD provisions are silent, the requirements of the underlying zoning shall 
apply. 

10.4 Definitions. 

10.4.1 Mixed-Use Development: Vertical Mix - A single building with the ground 
floor used primarily for retail/commercial or service uses, and floors above 
used for residential or office uses. 

10.4.2 Mixed-Use Development: Horizontal Mix - A single building that provides 
retail/commercial or service use in the portion facing the public or private 
street, with residential or office uses behind, attached by a common wall for 
at least 50% of its height and depth ("attached horizontal") or two (2) or more 
buildings on one site which provide retail/commercial or service uses in the 
structure(s) fronting the pubhc or private street, and residential or 
commercial uses or a combination thereof in separate structure(s) behind or 
to the side ("detached horizontal.") 



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10.4.3 Principal Street - The main road serving a Neighborhood Activity Center, 
such as a state-numbered route or other major street. For purposes of this 
section, principal streets shall mean the following: 

a. North Wilmington Neighborhood Activity Center: Middlesex Avenue 

10.4.4 Secondary Street - A side street intersecting the major street that functions 
as the principal street through a Neighborhood Activity Center. 

Use Regulations 

10.5.1 Permitted Uses. The following uses are permitted in the NACOD, subject to 
site plan review. 

a. Business Uses 

1) Retail store, not exceeding 5,000 square feet of gross floor 
area per individual establishment 

2) Personal service 

3) Studio of an artist, sculptor or craftsman 

4) Repair shop for appliances, office equipment, bicycles, 
lawnmowers, or similar equipment 

5) Business or professional office, not exceeding 7,500 square 
feet of gross floor area per individual office establishment 

6) Bank 

7) Sandwich shop, not exceeding 1,500 square feet of gross floor 
area per individual establishment 

8) Restaurant, general or limited service, where food service is 
located entirely within the building or on a patio or outdoor 
seating area operated in connection with an indoor-service 
restaurant; not exceeding 2,000 square feet of gross floor area 

b. Mixed-use development - A vertical mixed-use development or an 
attached horizontal mixed-use development that contains two or more 
of the business uses listed in Subsection (a) above, and which may 
also contain multi-family units or live-and-work spaces, e.g., artist's 
residence and studio, or a combination thereof; and accessory 
residential uses as classified in Section 4.1.1. 

c. Multi-family housing, not part of a mixed-use development, up to one 
unit per 4,000 square feet of lot area, together with accessory 
residential uses as classified in Section 4.1.1, but not including a 
carport. 

10.5.2 Special Permitted Uses - The following uses are allowed by special permit 
from the Planning Board: 

a. A detached horizontal mixed-use development that includes business 
and residential uses in more than one building on a single lot. 

b. For any permitted business use subject to a maximum gross floor 
area requirement under Section 10.5.1, the Planning Board may 
grant a special permit to authorize an increase in gross floor area, 
provided that no restaurant shall exceed 6,500 square feet and no 
retail establishment shall exceed 15,000 square feet. 

c. Multi-family housing, not part of a mixed-use development, at a 
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d. Drive-through service for a pharmacy or bank, including an 

automated teller machine mounted on a side or rear wall of a bank 
buUding. 

10.5.3 Prohibited Uses 



a. 


Single -family dwelling 


b. 


Hospital or nursing home 


c. 


Outdoor free-standing automatic teller machine (ATM) 


d. 


Drive-through food service estabUshment 


e. 


Auto service station and car wash 


f. 


Auto repair and body shops 


g- 


Vehicular dealership 


h. 


Funeral home 


i. 


Any use prohibited under Section 3.7.1 of this By-law. 



10.5.4 Site Plan Review - All uses and structures in the NACOD are subject to Site 
Plan Review by the Planning Board. Site Plan Review shall be in accordance 
with Section 6.5 of the Zoning By-law and the additional requirements set 
forth in Section 10.7.2 below. 

10.6 Dimensional Regulations 

10.6.1 Uses and structures in the NACOD shall conform to the following 
requirements except as provided in Section 10.6.2: 



Minimum Lot Area (square feet): 


20,000 


Minimum Frontage (feet): 


100 


Minimum Lot Width (feet): 


100 


Maximum Front Yard Setback (feet): 


30 


Minimum Yard Setbacks: 




Front (feet): 


10 


Side (feet): 


15 


Rear (feet): 


15 


Abutting a Residential District (feet): 


See Section 10.6.2(a) 


Minimum Open Space % Lot Area: 


25% 


Maximum Building Coverage: 




Vertical Mixed-Use 


35% 


Attached Horizontal Mixed-Use 


40% 


Detached Horizontal Mixed-Use 


By special permit 


Multi-Family Housing 


25% 


All Other Uses 


35% 


Maximum Height (Feet): 




Building(s) facing the street 


35 


All other buildings 


See Section 10.6.2(c) 



10.6.2 Special Provisions, 
a. Setbacks. 

1) The maximum front yard setback applies to building(s) facing 
a principal or secondary street. 

2) The minimum side yard setback in Section 10.6.1 shall be 
reduced to zero (0) feet for "zero lot line" buildings. As part of 
Site Plan Review, the Planning Board shall require the 
applicant to provide equivalent open land elsewhere on the 
site equal to the area required to comply with the minimum 
side yard setback. 

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3) The minimum separation between two or more buildings on 
the same lot shall be 20 feet. 

4) On a lot abutting a lot in the Residential District, the 
minimum side or rear yard setback shall be 50 feet except 
when the lots are separated by a railroad right of way, in 
which case the side or rear yard setback in the NACOD shall 
comply with Section 10.6.1. 

Frontage and Access - The Planning Board may grant a special 
permit to reduce lot frontage to not less than 80 feet for a 
development that provides consolidated or shared access to the 
Neighborhood Activity Center's principal street for three or more 
adjoining parcels, subject to a legally enforceable agreement or 
restriction in a form acceptable to the Planning Board. 

Maximum Height - For a building other than a building facing a 
principal or secondary street, the maximum height shall be 40 feet 
except as provided below: 

1) On a lot abutting a Residential District, the building height 
closest to the Residential District boundary shall not exceed 
35 feet. Any building with a height exceeding 35 feet shall 
have an upper-floor setback in the fa(;ade closest to the 
Residential District of at least five feet commencing no higher 
than 35 feet, with the exception of access elements (stairways 
or elevator shafts) and unoccupied architectural features not 
to exceed 20% of the fagade area, in aggregate. 

2) The Planning Board may grant a special permit to increase 
the maximum height to 48 feet, provided that any building 
facing the street or located on a lot abutting a Residential 
District shall conform to the maximum height requirements 
of 10.6.1 and Subsection (1) above unless the Planning Board 
approves an alternative setback or stepping-down of building 
elevations. In granting a special permit for an increase in 
height, the Planning Board shall require additional yard 
setbacks, visual buffering, screening, and/or other appropriate 
measures to provide a height transition between the 
development and adjacent uses. The Planning Board may 
also impose conditions on the special permit, such as but not 
limited to the provision of at-grade parking, with the parking 
facility constituting the first story, or sub-grade parking, or a 
combination thereof; or an increase in the minimum 
percentage of affordable units required under Section 10.8. 

3) Parking located below grade in a business or mixed-use 
building shall not count toward the maximum height limit. To 
encourage below-grade parking and reduce the amount of 
surface parking on a lot, the Planning Board may grant a 
special permit to increase the maximum building coverage to 
not more than 50%. 

Mixed-Use Development - Location and Distribution of Uses 

1) Business uses shall occupy not less than 30% of the floor area 
of the building(s) facing the principal street, and the ground 
floor of the front facade shall be occupied by business uses 
only. 



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2) Multi-family units may be located above the ground floor or at 
grade in a vertical or attached horizontal mixed-use 
development, provided that entrances to any at-grade units 
are on the side or rear of the building(s). 

3) In a detached horizontal mixed-use development, the total 
floor area used for multi-family housing shall not exceed 75% 
of aggregate gross floor area on the lot. 

e. Multi-Family Housing - Multi-family housing as a principal use not 
part of a mixed-use development shall comply with the following: 

1) Business uses shall be located on the ground floor of the front 
of any building facing the principal street in a NACOD, and 
residential uses shall be located toward the side or rear of lots 
used for mixed-use development. When multi-famdy housing 
is not part of a mixed-use development, such housing shall 
not be located on a lot abutting the principal street except by 
special permit from the Planning Board. 

2) Multi-family housing shall not exceed twelve (12) units per 
building except by special permit from the Planning Board. 

f. Minimum Net Floor Area. Multi-family units shall conform to the 
following minimum floor area requirements: 

1) One-bedroom unit - 700 square feet 

2) Two-bedroom unit - 900 square feet 

3) Three-bedroom unit - 1,200 square feet 
NACOD Development Regulations 

10.7. 1 Objectives - For the purposes of whether the Planning Board shall grant a 
special permit or approve a site plan pursuant to this Section 10, 
development, redevelopment and reuse wiU generally be deemed consistent 
with the purposes of the NACOD when it meets the following objectives: 

a. Provides appropriate scale, design, operation and visual character for 
a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood business and services district; 

b. Provides compact building form; 

c. Consolidates and minimizes curb cuts, subordinates parking to 
building form, and provides exemplary architectural design; 

d. Provides a mix of goods and services; and 

e. Encourages pedestrian and bicycle access. 

10.7.2 Site Plan Review 

All uses and structures in the NACOD are subject to Site Plan Review by the 
Planning Board. Application requirements and procedures shall be in 
accordance with Section 6.5 of this Zoning Bylaw, the Planning Board's Site 
Plan Review Rules and Regulations, and any applicable regulations adopted 
by the Planning Board to administer this Section of the Bylaw. The Planning 
Board shall not approve a Site Plan for development in the NACOD unless it 
determines that for the location, type and extent of land use, the design of 
building form, building location, egress points, grading, and other elements, 
the development could not reasonably be altered to: 

a. Achieve greater consistency with the purposes of the NACOD and the 
objectives set forth in Section 10.7.1; 



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b. Improve public safety by avoiding pedestrian or vehicular hazards 
within the site or egressing from it, facilitating access by emergency 
vehicles and facilitating visual surveillance by occupants, neighbors 
and passersby; 

c. Reduce the number of curb cuts on existing public ways; 

d. Contribute a more visually attractive, pedestrian- and bicycle- 
oriented image by providing appropriate landscaping and walkways 
along principal and secondary streets and between adjoining 
properties; 

e. Achieve greater consistency with the NACOD Design Standards in 
Section 10.7.4; and 

f. Provide a more appropriate distribution of affordable housing units 
within the development, determined in accordance with Section 10.8, 
where applicable. 

10.7.3 Parking Standards 

a. Parking spaces shall be in accordance with Section 6.4, except for the 
following uses: 



Use 


Number of Parking Spaces 


Multi-family housing 




Studio or 1-bedroom 


1 space per unit 


2 bedrooms 


1.5 spaces per unit 


More than 2 bedrooms 


2 spaces per unit 


Visitor parking, temporary 
parking and loading areas 


Total number of parking spaces 
required to serve the multi-family units, 
multiplied by 1.15 


Retail store 


1 space per 300 square feet of gross floor 
area 



b. Location of Off-Street Parking 

1) No off-street parking shall be located between the street 
sideline and the front fagade of a building facing a principal or 
secondary street, except as provided in Subsection (2) below. 
Parking shall be located to the rear and side of a building, but 
not within 20 feet of the front fagade; or it may be located 
under a building. Where parking is located to the rear of 
buildings with additional buildings behind, a quadrangle 
effect should be created with parking, landscaping, and 
walkways surrounded by shops, offices, pedestrian activity 
centers and/or residential uses. 

2) The Planning Board may grant a special permit to locate up 
to 15% of the required parking in front of a building facing the 
street and to increase the maximum front yard setback only 
to the extent required to accommodate said parking, provided 
that the parking is screened from pedestrian view with 
appropriate building elements or landscaping features, or a 
combination thereof. The Planning Board may impose 
conditions on the special permit, such as but not limited to 
requiring additional open space, pedestrian facilities or other 
on-site amenities in order to further the purposes of the 
NACOD. 



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1 



3) A mixed-use building with at-grade housing units shall 
provide safe, convenient access to the off-street parking 
spaces designated for said units, as determined by the 
Planning Board during Site Plan Review. 

c. All developments shall provide facilities for the parking of bicycles. 

10.7.4 NACOD Design Standards. Site design standards shall be in accordance with 
Section 6.4.4 of this Zoning Bylaw except where modified below. As part of 
Site Plan Review, applicants seeking to develop property pursuant to this 
Section 10 shall submit to the Planning Board text narrative, plans, 
elevations, and/or section drawings that address the following standards. 

a. Minimum Requirements — Business uses and mixed-use 

developments shall comply with the following unless the apphcant 
demonstrates to the Planning Board's satisfaction that comphance 
with a particular standard is infeasible due to a physical or other 
obstruction on the lot: 

1) Building placement and form - At least 60 percent of the 
front side of a lot facing any street, measured in percentage of 
the linear feet of lot frontage, shall be occupied by buildings 
or by a pedestrian plaza located within 30 feet of the street 
sideline. A reduction of this requirement may be allowed 
provided the Planning Board grants a special permit for 
alternative design features that are consistent with the 
purposes of this Section 10. 

2) Orientation - Buildings shall be oriented parallel with the 
front setback hne to establish and preserve a consistent 
building hne, with primary entrances oriented toward the 
street. The main business entrance to each ground floor 
business shall be accentuated by larger doors, signs, canopy, 
or similar means. 

3) Window treatments - On the ground level portion of the front 
fagade, windows shall comprise at least 20 percent but not 
larger than 80 percent of the fagade surface. Ground floor 
display windows shall be framed on all sides by the 
surrounding wall. They shall be highlighted with frames, 
Untels and sills or equivalent trim features, or may instead be 
recessed into the wall or projected from the waU. 

4) Articulation - Large expanses of blank walls are prohibited. A 
single building with a width of more than 60 feet facing the 
street shall be divided visually into sub-elements which, 
where appropriate, express the functional diversity within the 
building. Major articulations shall be spaced no farther apart 
than 25% of the building length at street level. 

5) Garages - Garage doors or loading docks are prohibited in the 
front fagade of any business, mixed-use or multi-family 
building facing the street. 

6) Rooflines and roof features - A flat or nearly flat roof is 
generally prohibited on any building facing the street. 
However, the Planning Board may grant a special permit to 
authorize a flat-roof design, provided that the flat roof 
structure is capped by an articulated parapet design that acts 
as a structural expression of the building fagade and its 
materials, visible from all sides of the building, or the flat roof 
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for the local climate. For other buildings, roofs shall, at a 
minimum, have articulated parapets concealing flat roofs and 
rooftop equipment, (such as HVAC units) which are visible 
from adjoining streets or properties. Parapets or facades shall 
be designed to give the appearance of three or more roof slope 
planes. 

7) Curb cuts - Developments shall be designed to minimize the 
size and number of curb cuts. Full-width curb cuts are 
prohibited. Efficient traffic patterns are encouraged to 
support ingress and egress from lots. Curb cuts may not 
exceed an aggregate of 24 feet for every 100 feet of frontage. 
Where the principal street is a state road and the state has 
jurisdiction over curb cut permits, the applicant shall make 
reasonable efforts to comply with these requirements. 

8) Utilities - Underground utilities for new and redeveloped 
buildings are required unless physically restricted or blocked 
by existing underground obstructions. 

9) Landscaped buffer - Any development on a lot abutting a 
Residential District shall provide a landscaped buffer unless 
the lot is located adjacent to a railroad right-of-way or a 
public park. The landscaping shall include at least one shade 
tree or two ornamental trees and five shrubs for each 30 feet 
in length of the buffer, planted within 15 feet of the property 
line abutting the Residential District. A minimum of one- 
third of the trees and shrubs must be evergreen. Plantings 
need not be evenly spaced. As part of Site Plan Review, the 
Planning Board may approve an alternative landscaping plan 
that results in equal or greater screening to abutting 
residential properties, in the opinion of the Planning Board. 

10) Outdoor storage - Outdoor storage, trash collection or 
compaction, loading, or other such uses are prohibited within 
50 feet of any public or private street, public sidewalk, or 
internal pedestrian way unless specifically approved by the 
Planning Board during Site Plan Review. 

1 1) Walkways - If no public sidewalk exists across the frontage of 
the lot, a paved sidewalk of at least eight feet in width shall 
be provided within the front yard setback. To the maximum 
extent possible, the sidewalk shall be designed to create a 
continuous pedestrian walkway with abutting properties. 
Developments in the NACOD shall also provide walkways 
connecting buildings to buildings, buildings to streets, and 
buildings to sidewalks with minimal interruption by 
driveways. Parking lot aisles along with access and interior 
driveways shall not be counted as walkways. Wherever 
feasible, walkways should provide some degree of enclosure 
achieved through the use of building fronts, trees, low hedges, 
arcades, trellised walks, or other means in order to positively 
define its space. 

12) Water conservation - Landscaping shall be comprised 
primarily of non-invasive, drought-resistant plantings that 
include trees, flowers, shrubs, succulents and ornamental 
grasses. High-water use turf shall not exceed 20% of all 
landscaped areas or open space on the site. Outdoor watering 
may be achieved by drip irrigation or low-energy spray 
irrigation, or another water-conserving irrigation system 



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deemed comparable in the opinion of the Planning Board. All 
outdoor irrigation systems shall be served by a private water 
supply. Rainwater harvesting systems are encouraged where 
feasible. 

b. Minimum Requirements for Multi-Family Housing. Multi-family 
housing not part of a mixed-use development or in a detached 
horizontal mixed-use development shall comply with (4) through (12) 
of Subsection (a) above. 

c. Preferred Design Standards - The following standards are voluntary 
but strongly encouraged. The degree to which the applicant 
incorporates these standards in the design of a mixed-use 
development shall be considered by the Planning Board in its Site 
Plan determination under Section 10.7.2. 

1) Context, layout and themes. 

A) The site layout should be compact and pedestrian- 
oriented, with sidewalks separated from vehicular 
traffic by shade trees and shrubs, and buildings that 
reflect both traditional and modern interpretations of 
vernacular New England architecture in order to 
promote neighborhood scale and character, including 
building materials, massing, density, scale and 
rooflines. 

B) The front yard area should provide pedestrian 
amenities, such as an accessible patio or sitting plaza, 
and a continuous landscaped edge to the property in 
question, except for points of entry and exit. Visual 
relief from buildings and hard materials should be 
accomplished with landscape treatments such as 
shrubs, trees, flower boxes and other greenery around 
buildings or in recessed places. 

C) A development should be designed to enhance the 
natural environment by preserving mature trees 
where they exist, reducing the volume of earth 
materials cut or filled, reducing soil erosion during 
and after construction and reducing the extent of 
alteration in the amount, timing and location of 
stormwater runoff from the site. 

2) Building design principles. All buildings should: 

A) Have a vertical orientation, meaning that (1) the 
building actually has a greater height than width, or 
(2) the facades and roof lines of the building are 
designed to reduce massing and bulk so that it 
appears as a group of smaller masses with a distinct 
vertical orientation. 

B) Provide continuous visual interest from a pedestrian's 
point of view, emphasizing such design features as 
bay windows, recessed doorways, pilasters, columns, 
horizontal and vertical offsets, material and color 
variations, decorative cornices, awnings or canopies. 
Windows, entrances, trim, shutters and other details, 
and proportionality of these features, create a rhythm 
that will accomplish the objectives for the NACOD 
pursuant to this Section 10. Buildings should 

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contribute to a sense of continuity and coherence for 
all who visit, shop or work there. In general, 
architectural diversity is encouraged as long as 
individual design solutions are compatible with the 
purposes of the district as a compact, mixed-use area 
with a strong visual definition. 

Avoid unarticulated and monotonous building facades 
and window placements, regular spacings, and 
building placements that will be viewed from the 
street as continuous walls. 

Provide human-scale features, especially for 
pedestrians and at lower levels and from a pedestrian 
viewing distance. 

Face the street or interior access road that serves 
them. They may be oriented around a courtyard or 
respond in design to a prominent feature, such as a 
corner location. Buildings and site design should 
provide an inviting entry orientation. 

3) Exterior materials - Exterior materials may include painted 
clapboard, wood shingles, brick or materials of comparable 
appearance. Neutral or earth-tone colors are appropriate, but 
brighter colors may be apphed to building trim with approval 
of the Planning Board. Variation in appropriate materials, 
colors and textures is encouraged. 

4) Access and egress - Wherever feasible, access to lots in the 
NACOD shall be provided through one of the following 
methods: 

A) A cul-de-sac or loop road or common driveway shared 
by adjacent lots or premises; 

B) Joint and cross access between the lot and adjacent 
uses; 

C) An existing side or rear street. 

10.8 Affordable Housing Regulations 

Where authorized by a special permit issued by the Planning Board pursuant to this 
Section 10 authorizing an increase in the otherwise permissible density of population 
or intensity of a particular use in the proposed development, a mixed-use 
development that includes residential uses, or a multi-family development, shall 
provide affordable housing in accordance with the following regulations. 

10.8.1 General 

a. Affordable units shall be affordable to and occupied by low- or 
moderate-income households, i.e., a household with income at or 
below 80% of area median income (AMI), adjusted for household size, 
for the metropolitan area that includes the Town of Wilmington, as 
determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD). 

b. Affordable units shall meet the requirements of the Department of 
Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Local Initiative 
Program (LIP) for inclusion on the Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing 
Inventory. 



C) 

D) 
E) 



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10.8.2 Minimum Inclusionary Requirements 

a. At least 10% of the multi-family housing units shall be affordable in 
accordance with this Section. The maximum affordable purchase 
price shall be determined in accordance with the Planning Board's 
NACOD Rules and Regulations and LIP Guidehnes in effect when the 
regulatory agreement is executed. 

1) A development that includes more than five affordable units 
shall provide a continuum of affordability, with units priced 
for households between 65% and 80% AMI, such that on 
average, the household income used to calculate maximum 
affordable purchase prices shall not exceed 70% AMI. 

2) A development that includes more than five affordable rental 
units shall provide a continuum of affordability, with units 
priced for households between 50% and 80% AMI, such that 
on average, the household income used to calculate maximum 
affordable purchase prices shall not exceed 65% AMI. 

3) In a development with a combination of affordable and rental 
units, the sum of the affordable units shall not be less than 
15% of the total number of units in the development. 

b. Where the requirements of this Section result in a fraction of a 
dwelling unit, the fraction shall be rounded to the nearest whole 
number. 

10.8.3 Development Requirements 

a. Location of Affordable Units - The affordable units shall be dispersed 
throughout the floors and buildings, such that no single building or 
floor therein has a disproportionate percentage of affordable units. 

b. Comparable Units - The affordable units shall be comparable to 
market-rate units in exterior building materials and finishes; overall 
construction quality; and energy efficiency, including mechanical 
equipment and plumbing, insulation, windows, and heating and 
cooling systems. The affordable units may differ from market-rate 
units in gross floor area, provided the bedroom mix in the affordable 
units is generally proportional to the bedroom mix in market-rate 
units. 

c. Marketing - For the affordable units, the selection of eligible 
purchasers or renters shall be carried out under an affirmative 
marketing plan approved by the Director of Planning and 
Conservation. The affirmative marketing plan shall describe how the 
appUcant will accommodate local preference requirements, if any, 
established by the Town. 

10.8.4 Preservation of Affordability 

a. No building permit shall be issued until a regulatory agreement or 
other form of affordable housing restriction has been recorded at the 
Registry of Deeds, executed by the applicant, the Town and DHCD, 
where applicable, to restrict sale, rental and occupancy of affordable 
housing units to low- or moderate-income households and to provide 
for administration, monitoring and enforcement of the agreement 
during the term of affordability. The regulatory agreement shall run 
with the land in perpetuity or for the maximum period of time 
allowed by law, and shall be enforceable under the provisions of G.L. 
C.184, Sections 26 or 31-32. 



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b. 



The applicant shall be responsible for preparing and complying with 
any documentation that may be required by DHCD to qualify the 
affordable units for listing on the Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing 
Inventory. 



c. 



The applicant shall be responsible for preparing a monitoring and 
enforcement plan acceptable to the Planning Board and providing the 
funds necessary for an independent monitoring agent to carry out the 
approved plan on behalf of the Town. 



d. 



The Planning Department shall not sign off on a Certificate of 
Occupancy for an affordable homeownership unit until the appUcant 
submits documentation that an affordable housing deed rider 
previously approved by the Director of Planning and Conservation 
has been executed by the applicant/seller and the affordable unit 
homebuyer and recorded at the Registry of Deeds. 



10.9 Planning Board NACOD Rules and Regulations. The Planning Board may adopt 
rules and regulations not inconsistent with this Section, following a public hearing. 

10.10 Severability - In the event that one or more of the provisions of this Section are 
determined to be illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction then 
the iUegahty or unenforceability of any such provision shall not affect the validity of 
any other provision of this Section which remains in full force and effect. 

and by amending Section 1.3, Definitions to add the following definitions in the proper alphabetical 
location: 

Section 1.3, Definitions 

Affordable Housing Restriction: A right, either in perpetuity or for a specified number of years, 
whether or not stated in the form of a restriction, easement, covenant or condition in any deed, 
mortgage, will, agreement, or other instrument executed by or on behalf of the owner of the land 
appropriate to (a) limiting the use of all or part of the land to occupancy by persons, or famiUes of low 
or moderate income in either rental housing or other housing (b) restricting the resale price of all or 
part of the property in order to assure its affordability by future low and moderate income 
purchasers or (c) in any way limiting or restricting the use of enjoyment of all or any portion of the 
land for the purpose of encouraging or assuring creation or retention of rental and other housing for 
occupancy by low and moderate income persons and families. 

Affordable Housing Unit: A dwelling unit that is affordable to and occupied by a low- or moderate- 
income household and meets the requirements of the Local Initiative Program (LIP) for inclusion on 
the Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing Inventory. 

Area Median Income (AMI): The median famUy income for the metropolitan area that includes the 
Town of Wilmington, as defined in the annual schedule of low- and moderate-income limits published 
by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and adjusted for household size. 

Local Initiative Program: A program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and 
Community Development (DHCD) pursuant to 760 CMR 45.00 to develop and implement local 
housing initiatives that produce affordable housing. 

Low-or Moderate-Income Household: A household with income at or below 80% of area median 
income, adjusted for household size, for the metropolitan area that includes the Town of Wilmington. 
In a development with affordable housing units, eligible low- or moderate-income household means 
the household that purchases or rents an affordable housing unit as its principal residence. 

Market-Rate Housing: In a development with affordable housing, market-rate housing means all 
units other than the affordable housing units as defined in this Section. 

Maximum Affordable Purchase Price or Rent: For homeownership units, a purchase price that is 
affordable to a low- or moderate-income household paying not more than 30% of gross monthly 
income for a mortgage payment, property taxes, insurance and condominium fees where applicable; 



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and for rental units, a monthly rent that is affordable to a low- or moderate-income household paying 
no more than 30% of its gross monthly income for rent and utilities. The household income used to 
compute the maximum affordable purchase price or rent shall be adjusted for household size, 
considering the household size for which a proposed affordable unit would be suitable under 
guidehnes of the Local Initiative Program or, where no such guidelines exist, under regulations 
adopted by the Planning Board. 

Subsidized Housing Inventory: The Department of Housing and Community Development Chapter 
40B Subsidized Housing Inventory. 

or do anything in relation thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended approval of estabhshing a Neighborhood Activity Center Overlay 
District in North Wilmington as recommended in the Town's Master Plan (amended 2003.) The 
Planning Board will propose an amendment to require that 15% of the required 25% open space be 
contiguous on individual sites. 

AMENDMENT TO THE MAIN MOTION: 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. West, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 35 in 
favor 104 in opposition to the following amendment: Section 10.6.2 maximum height would 
be 35 feet; maximum height for special permit be 42 feet. (Amendment Fails) 

MOVE THE QUESTION: 

MOTION: On motion of Ms. Sullivan, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative to move the question. 

MAIN MOTION: 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
86 in favor 75 opposed to approve Article 23. Article is defeated due to lack of two-thirds vote. 

ARTICLE 24. (drawn #22) To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised by adding a new section to Chapter 5 as follows: 

Chapter 5 

Section 46 Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices - EPAMD 

46.1 Definition: In this section, "electric personal assistive mobility device" or "EPAMD" 
shall mean a self-balancing, 2 non-tandem-wheeled device designed to transport only 
one person, solely powered by an electric propulsion system, with a maximum speed 
of less than 20 miles per hour. 

46.2 Applicable Law. An EPAMD shall not be considered a "vehicle" within the meaning 
of the law of this state. 

46.3 Equipment. An EPAMD shaU be equipped with a front, rear and side reflectors; a 
system that, when employed, wiU enable the operator to bring the device to a 
controlled stop; and, if the EPAMD is operated between Yi hour after sunset and Yz 
hour before sunrise, a lamp emitting a white Hght which, while the EPAMD is in 
motion, sufficiently illuminates the area in front of the operator. 

46.4 Operation Permitted on Sidewalks and Roadways. An operator of an EPAMD shall 
have the rights and duties of pedestrians as prescribed in the laws of this state. 

46.5 Special Rules for Operation. 



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46.5.1 



A person operating an EPAMD on a sidewalk or roadway shall exercise 
due care to avoid colliding with, and shall yield the right-of-way to, 
persons traveling on foot. 

No EPAMD shall be operated at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour. 

An operator of an EPAMD must give an audible signal before overtaking 
and passing any pedestrian. 

When operating on a sidewalk, a person operating an EPAMD shall be 
subject to traffic controls and pedestrian responsibilities. 

When operating on a roadway, a person operating an EPAMD shall be 
subject to traffic controls and vehicular responsibiUties. Additionally, 
when operating on a roadway, the EPAMD shall ride as close as practical 
to the right hand edge of the roadway. 

A person under 16 years of age shall not operate or ride upon an EPAMD 
unless that person is wearing a properly fitted and fastened bicycle 
helmet which meets or exceeds the standards set for bicycle helmets. 



46.5.2 



46.5.3 



46.5.4 



46.5.5 



46.5.6 



or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sagal, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington resounding 
defeated Article 24. 

ARTICLE 25. (drawn #21) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 
20 (R20) the following described parcel of land: 

The land located at and known as 8 Reed Street, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 as more 
fully described in a deed recorded in Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book 203, 
Page 84, Lot 12A, said premises containing 80,793 square feet of land. For Petitioner's title 
see deed recorded at Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book 1964, Page 331. Eight 
Reed Street is located on the Town Assessor's Map as Map 23, Lot 112; or take any other 
action related thereto. 

Finance Committee makes no recommendation as a result of a tie vote in Committee. 

Planning Board recommended disapproval of this Article. This subdivision was developed as a 
conforming subdivision in an R-60 district. If proposed for rezoning, the entire subdivision should be 
included, rather than individual lots. 

The petitioner, Mr. Volpe, stated he would like to have the property rezoned so his daughter and her 
husband could build a house and move back to Wilmington. 

MOTION: On motion of Dennis Volpe, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 107 
in favor 36 opposed to approval of Article 25. The proposed Zoning Amendment passes with 
a required two-thirds majority. 

ARTICLE 26. (drawn #15) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 
20 (R20) the following described parcel of land: 

The land located at and known as 12 Harold Avenue, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 as 
more fully described in a deed recorded in Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book 
1997, Page 691, said premises containing 62,041 square feet of land. Twelve Harold Avenue 
is located on the Town Assessor's Map as Map 23, Lot 110; or take any other action related 
thereto. 



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Finance Committee makes no recommendation as a result of a tie vote in Committee. 

Planning Board recommended disapproval of this Article. This subdivision was developed as a 
conforming subdivision in an R-60 district. If proposed for rezoning, the entire subdivision should be 
included, rather than individual lots. 

MOTION: On motion of James DiPalma, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
98 in favor 23 opposed to approving Article 26. The proposed Zoning Amendment passed 
with a required two-thirds majority. 

ARTICLE 27. (drawn #19) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 
10 (RIO) the following described parcels of land; 

1) The land with the buildings thereon located in Wilmington, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, and being shown as lots numbered twenty to twenty-four (20-24) 
inclusive, Block 18, on a plan of land known as "Shawsheen Pines" which plan is 
recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 50, Plan 61, to 
which plan reference is made for a more particular description. 

Said parcel contains 12,500 square feet, more or less, according to pubUc records. 

For title to said property see Deed of Albert and Marie Capone dated October 27, 2004 
and recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 18015, Page 284. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 48A on the Town of Wilmington 
Assessor's Map 11; 

2) The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, further described as being 
Lots 23, 24, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 48 in Block 17, on a plan of land known as Shawsheen 
Pines, which plan is recorded with the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan 
Book 50, Plan 61. 

Said parcel contains 17,500 square feet, more or less, according to public records. 

For title to said property see Deed of Robert and Laura Berg dated December 4, 2003 and 
recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 16619, Page 100. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 38-D on the Town of Wilmington 
Assessor's Map 11; 

3) The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and being lots numbered 
fifteen to nineteen (15-19) inclusive. Block 18, on a plan of land known as "Shawsheen 
Pines" which plan is recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds Plan Book 
50, Plan 61, to which plan reference is made for a more particular description. 

Said parcel contains 12,500 square feet, more or less, according to public records. 

For title to said property see Deed of James A. Newhouse, Trustee of Mulberry Realty 
Trust dated June 13, 1988 and recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds at Book 4543, Page 296. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 48 on the Town of Wilmington Assessor's 
Map 11; 

4) The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, described as being lots 39, 
40, 41, 42 and 43 on Block 17, on a plan of land known as Shawsheen Pines, which plan 
is recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 50, Plan 61. 

Said Parcel contains 12,500 square feet, more or less, according to public records. 

For title to said property see Deed of WUUam and Linda Holmes dated July 18, 1994 and 
recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 7163, Page 205. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 38-C on the Town of Wilmington 
Assessor's Map 11; 



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5) The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, described as being lots 35, 
36, 37 and 38 in Block 17, on a plan of land known as Shawsheen Pines, which plan is 
recorded with the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 50, Page 61. 

Said parcel contains 10,000 square feet, more or less, according to public records. 

For title to said property see Deed of Joseph and Delphine Wixon dated May 27, 1994 
and recorded a the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 7095, Page 192. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 38-B on the Town of Wilmington 
Assessor's Map 11; 

6) The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, described as being Lots 31, 
32, 33 and 34 in Block 17, on a plan of land known as Shawsheen Pines, which plan is 
recorded with the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 50, Plan 61. 

Said parcel contains 10,000 square feet, more or less, according to pubUc records. 

For title to said property see Deed of Dennis Poltrino dated March 14, 1997 and recorded 
at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 8480, Page 164. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 38-A on the Town of Wilmington 
Assessor's Map 11; 

7) The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, described as being lots 1, 2, 
3, 4, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 in Block 17, on a plan of land known as Shawsheen Pines, 
which plan is recorded with the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 
50, Plan 61. 

Said parcel contains 25,000 square feet, more or less, according to public records. 

For title to said property see Deed of Robert Petrosino dated August 29, 2003 and 
recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 16102, Page 44. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 37 on the Town of Wilmington Assessor's 
Map 11; 

8) The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, described as being lots 19, 
20, 21 and 22 Boyle Street in Block 17, on a plan of land known as Shawsheen Pines, 
which plan is recorded with the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 
50, Plan 61. 

Said parcel contains 10,000 square feet, more or less, according to public records. 

For title to said property see Deed of Patricia Murray dated September 19, 1988 and 
recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 4657, Page 105. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 38-E on the Town of Wilmington 
Assessor's Map 11; 

9) The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, described as being lots 15, 
16, 17 and 18 in Block 17, on a plan of land known as Shawsheen Pines, which plan is 
recorded with the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 50, Plan 61. 

Said parcel contains 10,000 square feet, more or less, according to public records. 

For title to said property see Deed of Thomas Coba dated July 27, 1993 and recorded at 
the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 6633, Page 54. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 38-F on the Town of Wilmington 
Assessor's Map 11; 

10) The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, described as being lots 9 - 14 
in Block 17, on a plan of land known as Shawsheen Pines, which plan is recorded with 
the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 50, Plan 61. 

Said parcel contains 15,000 square feet, more or less, according to public records. 



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For title to said property see Deed of Joseph Langone, Trustee, dated October 17, 1991 
and recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 5680, Page 203. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 38-X on the Town of Wilmington 
Assessor's Map 11, specifically excluding undeveloped portion retained by PATCO Realty 
Trust by Deed dated November 13, 1985 and recorded at Book 3250, Page 54; 

or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article because this neighborhood was developed 
through pre-existing subdivision plans and as "official map variances." The lots conform to the 
requirements of the R-10 zone. There is no land available for development, but the rezoning will 
allow the existing owners relief from the larger set-back requirements of the R-60 zone for additions 
and porches. 

Mr. Sorrentino discussed the article stating the Planning Board recommended removing numbers 
seven (7) and ten (10) from the article as those parcels appeared sub-dividable. 

AMENDMENT TO THE MAIN MOTION: 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative to amend the main motion by removing numbers seven and ten. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to approve Article 27 with the amendment voted above. The proposed 
Zoning Amendment passed with a required two-thirds majority. 

ARTICLE 28. (drawn #20) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 
20 (R20) the following described parcel of land as Usted on the Assessor's legal file Map 10, Parcel 23 
and Parcel 31 for construction of one single family dwelling; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended disapproval of this Article. The petitioner previously attempted to 
rezone this parcel to R-10 and failed. Parcel 31 is environmentally sensitive as it is adjacent to 
Lubbers Brook and contains wetland and riverfront area. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Penney, and duly seconded the Town of Wilmington voted 76 in 
favor and 55 opposed to Article 28 requesting zoning changes. Motion fails due to lack of 
two-thirds. 

RECONSIDERATION OF VOTE ON ARTICLE 28: 

MOTION: A motion made from the floor, and duly seconded the Town of Wilmington voted 
110 in favor and 83 opposed to the reconsideration of Article 28. Reconsideration passes. 

MAIN MOTION BACK ON THE FLOOR: 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Penney, and duly seconded the Town of Wilmington voted 136 
in favor and 64 opposed to approve Article 28 for the purpose of rezoning from Residential 60 
(R60) to Residential 20 (R20) the following parcels 23 and 31 of Map 10. Motion carries with 
required two-thirds vote. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m. A total of 397 registered voters participated in the Annual Town 
Meeting. 

Respectfully submitted: 
Sharon A. George, Town Clerk 



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Directory of Officials - Jaooary 1, 2008 



Board of Selectmen 



Michael J. Newhouse, Chairman 
Raymond N. Lepore 
Michael V. McCoy 
Charles R. Fiore, Jr. 
Louis Cimaglia, IV 



2010 
2008 
2008 
2009 
2010 



Town Manager 



Michael A. Caira 



Moderator 



James C. Stewart 



2009 



School Committee 



Margaret A. Kane, Chairman 
Steven J. Higgins, Vice Chairman 
Kimberly M. Peterson, Secretary 
Barbara K. Breakey 
Suzanne S. Cushing 
Joan M. Duffy 
Judith L. O'Connell 



2010 
2008 
2009 
2008 
2009 
2010 
2010 



Superintendent of Schools Joanne M. Benton 



Finance Committee 



John F. Doherty, III, Chairman 
John M. Walsh, Vice Chairman 
Richard K. Hayden, Secretary 
Robert P. Palmer 
Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 
William J. Wallace 
Victoria L. Ellsworth 
Daniel C. WandeU, Jr. 



2008 
2010 
2009 
2008 
2009 
2009 
2010 
2010 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions = January 1, 2008 



Appeals. Board of 

Charles E. Boyle, Chairman 
Robert L. Doucette 
Edward P. Loud 
Karl I. Sagal, Associate 
Robert H. Spencer, Associate 
Daniel J. Veerman, Associate 



Term 
Expires 

2008 
2009 
2010 
2008 
2008 
2008 



Assessors. Board of 

Humphrey J. Moynihan, Principal Assessor 
Anthony E. Krzeminski 
Roger J. Lessard 



By-Law Study Committee 

Robert H. Spencer, Chairman 

James F. Banda 

Robert J. Cain 

Scott C. Garrant 

WilUam G. Hooper, Jr. 

Walter J. Kaminski 

M. Ronald Mendes 

Joan D. Searfoss 

Selectman Liaison 

Sharon A. George, Ex-Officio 



Cable TV Advisory Task Force 

Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 

Wayne Aruda 

Donna Gacek 

Neil Elhs 

A. Quincy Vale 



Carter Lecture Fund Committee 

H. Ehzabeth White, Chairperson 2010 

Ann H. Berghaus, Rec. Sec. 2009 

Adele C. Passmore, Publicity 2010 

Andrea B. Houser, Corr. Sec. 2008 

Margaret A. St. Onge 2009 



Term 
Expires 

Conservation Commission 

Judith A. Waterhouse, Chairman 2010 

Vincent Licciardi, Vice Chairman 2009 

Beverly A. Shea 2008 

Thomas Siracusa 2008 

John Ciaramaglia 2009 

Donald J. Pearson 2010 

Frank J. Ingram 2010 

Disabilities. Commission on 

PhyUis P. Genetti, Chairman 2008 

George B. O'Connell 2009 

FrankA. Botte 2010 

Joseph P. Franceschi, Jr. 2010 
Selectman Liaison 

Elderly Services Commission 

John J. King, Chairman 2010 

Rosemary K. Cross, Vice Chairman 2008 

Charles J. Wayman 2008 

David Landers 2009 

Albert J. LaValle 2009 

Gayle A. Regan 2010 

Mary Smith 2010 

Emergency Management Committee 

Michael A. Caira 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Michael R. Begonis 
Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 
Gregory P. Erickson 
Roger J. Lessard 
Michael Morris 
Donald N. Onusseit 
Daniel W. Paret 
Michael J. Woods 

Health, Board of 

Elizabeth E. Sabounjian, Chairman 2008 

Jane A. WiUiams-Vale, V. Chairman 2009 

James A. Ficociello 2010 



V.'.' 



Cemetery Commission 

Cynthia A. McCue, Chairman 
Marjorie E. MacDonald 
Judith A. Simmons 



2010 
2008 
2009 



Historical Commission 

Carolyn R. Harris, Chairman 
Gerald R. Duggan 
Julie O'Brien Fennell 
WilUam J. Campbell 
Kathleen Black-Reynolds 
Robert R. Butters, Jr. 
Bonny A. Smith 



2008 
2008 
2008 
2009 
2009 
2010 
2010 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions - January 1, 2008 

Term Term 
Expires Expires 



Housing Authority 




Permanent Building Committee 




Robert C. DiPasquale, Chairman 


2008 


Roger J. Lessard, Chairman 


2008 


WilUam G. Hooper, Jr., St. Appt. 


2008 


John C. HoUoway 


2008 


Leona C. Bombard 


2010 


Joseph A. Langone 


2009 


John P. Goggin 


2011 


Paul J. Melaragni 


2009 


Matthew R. Cox 


2012 


Joseph J. Parrella, Jr. 


2010 



Housing Partnership 

Raymond G. Forest, Chairman 2009 

Gregory P. Enckson 2009 

John P. Goggin 2009 

Cynthia A. McCue 2009 

Kathleen M. Scanlon 2009 

Lester E. White 2009 
Michael A. Caira, Town Manager 
Raymond N. Lepore, Sel. Liason 

Library Trustees 

Joan S. Grady, Vice Chairman 2009 

Karen E. Campbell, Chairman 2009 

James F. Banda 2008 

Eileen L. MacDougall 2008 

L. Barbara Hooper 2010 

Donald J. Pearson 2010 
Anne Buzzell, Trustee Emeritus 



Master Plan Committee 

Randi R. Holland, Chairman 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Vice Chairman 

Stephen J. Costa 

Rosemary K. Cross 

Robert C. DiPasquale 

Raymond G. Forest 

Wilham F. C. Gately 

Carolyn R. Harris 

Arthur Hayden, Sr. 

Stephen J. Higgins 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Sidney R. Kaizer 

Vincent Licciardi 

Kenneth J. Lifton 

Debra L. Russo 

Karl I. Sagal 

Beyerly A. Shea 

Martha K. Steyenson 

Daniel E. Woodbury 

Ann L. Yurek 

Charles R. Fiore, Selectmen Liaison 



Planning Board 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Chairman 2012 

Ann L. Yurek, Clerk 2009 

James F. Banda, Jr. 2008 

Randi R. Holland 2010 

Brian T. Corrigan 2011 

Recreation Commission 

C. Michael Burns, Chairman 2008 

Sheila Burke, Vice Chairman 2009 

Maribeth Crupi 2009 

Charles Biondo 2010 

Mark Kennedy 2010 

Redeyelopment Authority 

Charles N. Gilbert, Chairman 2011 

Jason R. Tildsley 2008 

John Goggin 2009 

Charles R. Kaizer 2012 

Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee 

James M. Gillis, Chairman 2009 

Robert G. Peterson 2010 

Registrars. Board of 

Alice M. Hooper, Chairman 2009 

Edward L. Sousa 2008 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 2010 
Sharon A. George, Clerk 

Scholarship Fund Committee 

Joanne M. Benton, Chairman 2008 

Rita Boudreau 2008 

John J. DeMarco 2008 

Carol A. King 2008 

Robert G. Peterson 2008 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions = January 1, 2008 



Term 
Expires 



Trustees of Trust Funds 

Michael Morris, Chairman 2009 

Lorraine P. Dineen 2009 

M. Ronald Mendes 2009 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 

Joseph J. Balliro, Jr., Chairman 2010 

George R. Allan 2008 

Matthew J. Kane 2009 



Term 
Expires 



Wilmington Arts Council 

Jane M. Crane, Chairman 2009 

H. Ehzabeth White, V. Chmn. 2009 

Marguerite EHa* 2008 

Barbara Forrestall 2009 

Marjorie Layman 2008 

Linda MoUoy 2008 



* Advisory Board Member 



Precinct 1 



Wilmington Election Officers - Term Expires Annually 

Precinct 2 



Mary D'Eon, Warden 
Priscilla R. Ward, Dep. Warden 
Anna Giannotti, Clerk 
Mary Schultz, Deputy Clerk 
Clarice J. Ross, Inspector 
PhyUis M. Flaherty, Alternate 
Hazel O'Brien, Alternate 
Denise Robarge, Alternate 

Precinct 3 

Patricia McKenna, Warden 
Loretta R. Caira, Inspector 
Shirley Brush, Inspector 
Janice Quandt, Inspector 
Ruth Holbrook, Alternate 
Taryn Martiniello, Alternate 

Precinct 5 

Nita Beals, Warden 
Maureen Fiorenza, Dep. Warden 
Judith A. Simmons, Inspector 
Barbara Forrestall, Inspector 
Jeanne Grant, Inspector 
Cynthia McCue 
Susan Delaney, Alternate 
Beverly Dalton, Alternate 
Julia Doten, Alternate 
Francine Hersom, Alternate 



Al Antinarelli, Warden 
Jeanne Buck, Dep. Warden 
Helen DelTorto, Dep. Clerk 
Eleanor Doyle, Dep. Clerk 
Helen Brady, Inspector 
Robert J. Sweet, Inspector 
Audrey E. Riddle, Alternate 
Mary Dombrowski, Alternate 

Precinct 4 

Sarah H. Cosman, Warden 
Joan Searfoss, Dep. Warden 
Marilyn West, Dep. Clerk 
Florence Webster, Inspector 
Phyllis Hailey, Inspector 
Gail Gass, Dep. Inspector 
Lorraine A. Hermann, Alternate 
Denise M. Kearns, Alternate 
Joanna E. Clayton, Alternate 
Carmela Arzilli, Alternate 
Mary Lunetta, Alternate 

Precinct 6 

Donald Armstrong, Warden 
Margaret L. Perry, Inspector 
Jean C. Lefavour, Inspector 
Jean Mazzocca, Dep. Inspector 
Mary F. Kiesinger, Dep. Inspector 
Joanne Roberto, Alternate 
Margaret White, Alternate 
Mary Larffarello, Alternate 
Sue McNamara, Alternate 



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Officers and Department Heads - January 1, 2008 



Accountant 

Administrative Assistant 
Animal Control/Inspector 
Assistant Town Manager 
Assessor. Principal 

Community Development Program Director 
Constable 

Elderly Services Director 
Emergency Management Director 
Engineering Director 
Fire Chief 

Housing Authority Executive Director 

Inspector of Buildings 

Librarian 

Mass. Bay Transportation 
Authority Advisory Board 

Mass. Water Resource Authority 
Advisory Board 

Metropohtan Area Planning Council 

Middlesex Canal Commission 

Museum Curator 
Planning/Conservation Director 
Plumbing and Gas Inspector 
Pohce Chief 

PubUc Buildings Superintendent 

Public Health Director 

PubUc Health Nurse 

Pubhc Works Superintendent 

Reading Municipal Light Dept. 
Advisory Board 

Recreation Director 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Town Clerk 

Town Counsel 

Town Manager 

Treasurer/Collector 

Veterans' Agent/Grave Officer 

Water & Sewer Superintendent 

Wiring Inspector 



Michael Morris 
Beverly J. Dalton 
Ellen G. Sawyer 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Humphrey J. Moynihan 
Carole S. Hamilton 
Charles E. Rooney, Jr. 
Theresa Marciello 
Daniel R. Stewart 
Anthony Pronski 
Daniel R. Stewart 
Theresa Georgopoulos 
Daniel W. Paret 
Christina A. Stewart 
Michael V. McCoy 

Michael J. Woods 

Carole S. Hamilton 

Betty M. Bigwood 
Michael J. Mclnnis 

Theresa McDermott 

Carole S. Hamilton 

Paul Raffi 

Michael R. Begonis 

Roger J. Lessard 

Gregory P. Erickson 

Judy Baggs, R.N. 

Donald N. Onusseit 

Roger J. Lessard 
A. Quincy Vale 

Deborah E. Cipriani 

James J. Babineau 

Sharon A. George 

Paul R. DeRensis 

Michael A. Caira 

M. Ronald Mendes 

Louis Cimaglia, IV 

Michael J. Woods 

Frederick Sutter 



694-2029 
658-3311 
658-7845 
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658-3675 
658-9843 
658-6140 

657- 7595 

658- 3346 
658-4499 
658-3346 
658-8531 
658-4531 
658-2967 
658-3311 

658-4711 

658-8238 

657- 7870 

658- 5475 

658-8238 

658-4531 

658-5071 

658-3017 

658-4298 

694-2041 

658-4481 

658-3017 
988-7545 

658-4270 

(781) 665-8301 

658-2030 

(617) 951-2300 

658-3311 

658-3531 

694-2040 

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658-4531 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON MUNICIPAL SERVICES GUIDE 



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 

Board of Selectmen (Meeting dates-2"<* & 4'^' Monday evening 7:00 p.m.) 

The Board of Selectmen is recognized by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
as the town's chief elected officials. The Board is responsible for appointing the Town Manager, the 
Board of Appeals, the Town Counsel and the Town Accountant. The Selectmen are also responsible 
for issuing numerous licenses including alcohol hcenses, common victualer Ucenses and licenses to 
operate automobile dealerships. The Selectmen serve on a part-time basis. 

Phone 658-3311 

Michael J. Newhouse, Chairman 
Louis Cimagha, IV 
Charles R. Fiore, Jr. 
Raymond N. Lepore 
Michael V. McCoy 

Town Manager - Michael A. Caira - 658-3311 

The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town. He supervises and directs the 
administration of all departments, boards and commissions except for the Board of Selectmen, Town 
Moderator, Finance Committee, Schools, Board of Appeals, Election Officers and Registrars of 
Voters. His duties include the appointment and removal, if necessary, of staff and members of 
certain boards and commissions; attendance at all regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of 
Selectmen to advise and recommend specific covirses of action regarding issues affecting the town; 
representing the town in all htigation to which the town is a party; acting as the Chief Fiscal Officer 
of the town; preparation and administration of a comprehensive annual budget and directing the 
procurement of all goods and services on behalf of the town. 

Assistant Town Manager - Jeffrev M. Hull - 658-3311 

The Assistant Town Manager is responsible for the town's health, workmens' compensation, general 
hability, property, automobile, etc. insurances; developing the town's recycling program and insuring 
that the town meets the prociarement regulations established by the State. The Assistant Town 
Manager serves as staff director to the Cable TV Advisory Task Force; assists with the preparation 
of the annual budget and provides general assistance to the Town Manager in other areas of 
municipal administration. 

Town Clerk - Sharon A. George - 658-2030 

State law assigns duties to the Town Clerk in three major areas, the keeping of records and 
documents, the issuance of Hcenses and the administration of elections. In terms of the town records 
the Clerk records proceedings of all town meetings and elections. The Town Clerk is Registrar of all 
vital statistics and Filing Officer for birth and death certificates, zoning decisions, etc. The Clerk's 
office also issues marriage Ucenses, fish and game hcenses, dog licenses, etc. The clerk acts as 
supervisor of aU elections and serves as clerk of the Board of Registrars. 



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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 



Town Accountant - Michael Morris - 694-2029 

The Accounting Department reviews all requests for payment which involve town funds. The 
department prepares warrants on a weekly basis for payment of all bills owed by the town. The 
Accountant maintains the complete official financial records of the town and prepares other financial 
records and reports as needed. Additionally, this office participates in the preparation of the annual 
budget. 

Principal Assessor - Humphrey J. "Skip" Moynihan - 658-3675 

The main responsibility of the Board of Assessors is to levy the property taxes necessary to meet 
appropriations and to insure that taxes are allocated equitably on the basis of the property owned by 
each taxpayer. The assessors are required to compute the tax rate and assess all real and personal 
property within the town at fair-market value i.e. close to the true market value, except for property 
qualifying for preferential assessments such as forest, agricultural or recreation land. Tax rates 
depend on three factors: (1) the valuation of taxable property, (2) the tax levy or amount to be raised 
from property taxation and (3) property classification. 

Treasurer/Collector - M. Ronald Mendes - 658-3531 

The Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of monies due the town including 
property and motor vehicle excise taxes and charges for water, sewer and ambulance services. This 
department is responsible for preparing the weekly payroll. The Treasurer/Collector monitors the 
town's cash flow and arranges for short-term and long-term borrowing. The department serves as 
custodian of all town funds. All municipal bank accounts are controlled by this office. The tax title 
and foreclosure proceedings for non-payment of taxes are handled by the Treasurer/Collector. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning/Conservation Director - Carole S. Hamilton - 658-8238 

The major responsibilities of the Planning Department are to: undertake studies of land use, 
economic development, housing, transportation and other matters related to community 
development; compile and maintain maps, statistics and records related to land use and 
development; review individual proposals for development and for compliance with the subdivision 
regulations and zoning by-law; and prepare applications and administer grants related to planning 
and development. 

The primary function of the Conservation Department is the administration and enforcement of the 
Wetlands Protection Act - Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40. The Act is 
intended to protect seven public interest issues related to wetlands: flood control, storm damage 
prevention, protection of public and private water supply, protection of ground water supply, 
prevention of pollution, protection of fisheries and protection of land containing shellfish. Some of 
the department's responsibilities include reviewing and inspecting development projects to insure 
their compliance with the town and State wetlands statutes. In addition, the department manages 
several pieces of property throughout town which have been placed into the town's custody as 
conservation land. 

Building Inspector - Daniel W. Paret - 658-4531 

The Building Inspector interprets and enforces the town's Zoning By-law, the State Uniform 
Building Code and certain other State codes. This department provides assistance to the Zoning 
Board of Appeals, architects, engineers, contractors and individual property owners in preparing 
zoning cases, plans and permit applications. The Building Inspector is responsible for plumbing, gas 
fitting and wiring inspections. 



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The department provides two primary types of service. Inspectional services include restaurant, 
retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial buildings and schools, all mobile food trucks, ice cream 
trucks and caterers. In addition, the department conducts percolation tests for the location of septic 
systems, septic system inspections, nuisance inspections and responds to citizen complaints 
regarding dumping, air pollution and noise pollution and hazardous waste spills. The department 
provides public nursing services. This includes an annual rabies clinic for dogs and immunization 
for influenza, pneumonia, polio and various other diseases. The Town Nurse provides blood pressure 
and cholesterol screenings to town residents. In addition, the nurse provides home health care visits 
to elderly residents of the town. 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Chief - Daniel R. Stewart - 658-3346 -- Emergencv Number - 9-1-1 

The main responsibilities of the Wilmington Fire Department are prevention and extinguishing of 
fires. Members of the department make regular fire safety inspections of nursing homes, places of 
public assembly and schools. All outdoor burning is regulated by law. These permits may be 
obtained from the Fire Department. The department also issues permits for oil burner installations, 
the storage of flammable liquids such as gasoline and the purchase, storage and/or use of explosives 
such as dynamite, rockets and gun powder. The Fire Department provides emergency medical 
services to residents of Wilmington. Fire fighters trained as Emergency Medical Technicians are 
assigned as ambulance attendants. Two ambulances provide emergency services and urgent care 
transport. 

Police Chief - Michael R. Begonis - 658-5071 -- Emergencv Number - 9-1-1 

The principle responsibility of the Wilmington Police Department is the protection of people and 
property through enforcement of criminal laws and traffic regulations. The department also enforces 
certain local by-laws and provides public education such as the DARE program. Animal Control 
services are provided through this department. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Superintendent - Donald N. Onusseit - 658-4481 or 658-4484 

The Public Works Department is responsible for highways, trees, parks, cemeteries, water, sewers, 
refuse and recychng. The Highway Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of the 
roads, sidewalks, parking areas and traffic lights. The Engineering Division assists town 
departments, boards and commissions with engineering related projects, such as drainage problems, 
review of subdivision plans and inspection of subdivision roadway construction. The Parks & 
Grounds Division is responsible for the maintenance of the town's commons, parks and recreation 
areas. The Tree Division is responsible for the town's public shade and ornamental trees and 
maintenance of the trees on the Town Common. The Public Works Department is also responsible 
for the operation of the town's water supply, distribution, treatment systems, septic pumping 
stations, the sanitary sewer collection systems and the septic disposal station. These responsibilities 
are assumed by the Water & Sewer Department. The department operates two water treatment 
plants in accordance with regulations estabhshed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the federal Environmental Agency (EPA). 

In addition, the Public Works Department operates a curbside recycling program for many household 
items, maintains a composting center for grass and leaf disposal and oversees a contract for 
residential solid waste collection. 



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PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 



Superintendent - Roger J. Leesard • 658-3017 or 658-8124 

The Public Buildings Department is responsible for approximately 516,000 square feet of building 
space. The department provides custodial services for all school buildings and most of the general 
government buildings. In addition to the custodial services, the department repairs and maintains 
aU of the town's municipal buildings. Pubhc Buildings provides for the complete set-up at all town 
elections and the annual and special town meetings. 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Elderly Services Director - Theresa Marciello • 657-7595 

Programs are provided for the elderly in a wide range of areas, both on an individual and group 
basis. Examples of the types of programs include health information, educational classes, meals on 
wheels, recreational activities, housing assistance, transportation and counseling. Additional 
services included assistance with social security and Medicaid concerns. 

Library Director - Christina A. Stewart - 658-2967 

Library services are provided at the Wilmington Memorial Library. The library seeks to provide 
basic educational, informational and recreational Ubrary services. Staff provides reference and 
reader services to adults and children, furnishing access to the wide spectrum of information 
available in books and other materials. Technical services utilize the tools of library technology to 
provide the means for informational access and retrieval. The library is a member of the Merrimack 
Valley Library Consortium, a thirty-five member consortium of towns in the Merrimack Valley area. 
This membership allows library patrons to access library resources in each of the twenty-nine 
member towns. 

Recreation Director - Deborah Cipriani - 658-4270 

The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure programs for children and adults. 
Some of the programs offered through this department include a summer swimming program for 
children, volleyball for adults, the Tiny Tots program, summer recreation program for children, 
ladies fitness, day trips to Provincetown and New York City, the Horribles Parade at Halloween and 
a number of other programs. In addition, the Recreation Department offers resources for travel such 
as discounts to Walt Disney World. 

Veterans' Agent - Louis Cimaglia. IV - 694-2040 

The Veterans' Agent administers a State public assistance program for veterans and their 
dependents who qualify. Financial aid which, is reimbursed in a large part by the Commonwealth, is 
rendered in the form of cash grants to cover such items as living expenses and medical bills. The 
Veteran's Agent also offers assistance in applying for pensions and other programs administered by 
the United States Veterans Administration. 



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BoardSj Committees & Commissions 

Meeting Dates & Times 



Board, Committee, Commission 


Date 


Room 


Building 


Time 




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r,ART,F TV AnVTSORY TASK FORflF 


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CONF 


Tnwn Hall 


1 .uu p. III. 


CARTER T.ECTTIRF FUND 










CEMETERY COMMTSST ONERS 

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

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CONSERVATION COMMISSION 


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ELDERLY SERVICES COMMISSION 


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HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

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LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

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PERMANENT RIIILDINO COMM 

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PLANNING BOARD 


1ST & 3RD Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:30 p.m. 


RECREATION COMMISSION 


1ST Thursday 


8 


Town Hall 


5:00 p.m. 


REG. VOC./TECH. SCHOOL COMM. 


Monthly 




Shaw. Tech. 


7:30 p.m. 


REGISTRARS, BOARD OF 


2ND Monday 


12 


Town Hall 


12:00p.m. 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 


2ND & 4TH Wednesday 


LIB 


High School 


7:00 p.m. 


SELECTMEN, BOARD OF 


2ND & 4TH Monday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p.m. 


WATER & SEWER COMMISSION 


Thursday 


9 


Town Hall 


5:00 p.m. 



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Accepted Streets 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Acorn Drive 


from 


Oakridge Circle thru cul-de-sac 


ooo 


lyyb 




Adams Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 


^,yio 


lyuo 




.•\ueidiue oireei 


from 


Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


bob 


1 Q7C 

ly /b 






from 


Lxanaaii way 


QQQ 


1 Q7Q 

iy ( y 






from 


/igooiino urive to ena oi cui-ae-sdc 


OoU 


1 QQA 

iyyo 




Aldrich Ro3d 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


b, / 4U 


1 QQA 

ioy4 




All cn*/^\r^ 1 <5 n Q 

*\iigrovt? ijdne 


from 


vvoDurn otrecx 




1 QQQ 

lyyo 






from 


rVligrUVt: JLidllc tO QcdQ-cIlCl 




1 QQC 

lyyb 




*vlltrIlIlU,rot Way 


from 


vvuuu.rn OLrccL 


1 1 CI 
1, ID 1 


1 QQ/I 

iyy4 




A 1 1 \J f^Y'Lr 1 1 ^ 

/VUtrn r (drK UTIVG 


from 


r dirmoni /vvenue to r airmont revenue 


9 Q 1 Q 


1 Q7 1 

ly / 1 


1 QQA 

iyo4 




from 


ondwbneen Ave. lo ena oi cui-ue-sac 


1 Knn 


1 QQ<? 

lyyb 




rvnuover oireet 


from 


oaiem otreet 


1 sin 


1 QQ/t 




Andover Street 


from 


Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 


i l,oUU 


1 QQA 

ioy4 


1 Q7f» 

ly /U 


rvnurew oireet 


from 


rViuricn ivoaa co ueyonu nougnton xvoaa 




1 QaCL 




Anthony Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 


300 


1966 




Apache Way 


from 


Aldrich Road thru cul-de-sac 


1,675 


1998 




/T.pUi.J.U JL/riVc 


from 


x^ndiiuLLc ivudu, \aj i-Tdpcr j-/rivc 


ouu 


1 Q71 




r\ppicLrcc Ijcillc 


from 


1 r*»oo4"TMi4" ^4"i*^^4" 4"/~\ T^r^^x7T^ o 4" r* Tiy»ix7q 
OIltJfaLIlU.L Oticct LU i (JWpdLll A-ZriVc 


QQA 


1 QQO 




/vriene revenue 


from 


oaiem ijireet lo iiiiia /v venue 


O, / 04 


lybb 


1 Q7C 

ly lo 


Asnwooa rvvenue 


from 


rvnciover otreet inru cui-ae-sac 


9 anf> 


1 QQR 

iyyo 




Aspen Drive 


from 


ivusseii rvoau. tnru cui-ae-sac 


"390 


1 QQQ 

lyyy 




Auburn Avenue 


from 


isnawsneen rvvenue 


/ 00 


iy40 




rvvon iDtreeu 


from 


rvvery oireei mru cui-ae-sac 


Q9n 


1 QQQ 

lyyy 




rvyoLLc ijireet 


from 


vvebicidie rvvenue lo v^rest revenue 


940 


1 Q47 




1-C o 1 1 1 r kr i~\ 

DSliGy IvOaQ 


from 


r\pacne way nortneasLeny to Dduey ivci. 


J.DO 


1 QQS 




Ddiicy rvudu. 


from 


rviciridi rvu.. ou utiicdts Lt?i zy tu £>diit;y ivu.. 


ooo 


1 QQQ 




JJ>cliVCl O LI t 


11 Ulll 


xji dilu. rA.vciiu.t; tu ucyuiiti x xiuxipo x^vc 


UO^x 








from 


IliXlbLlIlg OdJvtJr otrccL 








OdldnU A-OdQ 


from 


OdlldrClVdlc OLICCt 




1Q79 




OdildruVdic oL. 


from 


Odxt^m otrtJct tu rvuutc i^o 




XOC/'x 




DdilarQVdlc Ot. 


from 


XVUtltc l^u tu rVIlU.UVcr l^lllc 


1 9 000 




1 \jOO 


JDdllCrOlL oLxccL 


from 


IjlUcxty OtlctJt 


400 






Darudrd revenue 


from 


rAJltnOIiy rrVcIlUc tU J-ZUrUtliy rVVcllUc 




IQfifi 




Beacon Street 


from 


1 1 IT*/^ ^4" v»fiQ 4" 4"^ 1^/^ 1 rY\ r\Y\ 4* A ^ T^Tll 1 A 

i^nurcn otreet to jjciniont rivenue 


Q7n 


1 Q1 

xy u 




Deecn ijtreet 


from 


ouriington /wenuc to Dyiun otrtjct 




1 Q47 
1 yt # 




Beeching Avenue 


from 


111 r\ -n t VI rr V> r» wi ^ 4"'¥»^ ^^4" 4"/~» Hoiill^ n ^"W* At 70 T\ 1 1 O 

1-^unnj.rigndiii otreet to r duiKiier rwcnutj 


440 


1 Q^Q 
lyoy 




Belmont Avenue 


from 


v^oiuniDia otreet to otate otrect 


QRO 


JL yoo 




Benson Road 


from 


rtaaciiii rvoau tO lewKSDury j_/ine 


D ±D 


1 Q71 
ly / 1 




Biggar Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Ring Avenue 


1 9ft9 


1 Q7f^ 
ly / o 




rJircn ivoaa 


from 


Birch Rd. easterly thru cul-de-sac 




1 QQQ 

lyyy 




Birchwood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive 


1 1 Q7 


1 Q'^9 




Ri i"r^ h \x/r^r\ri R o H 
Oil L.I1WUULI iVUdLl 


11 Ulll 




400 


1953 




Blanchard Road 


from 


Kendall Road 


625 


1989 




Blueberry Lane 


from 


Ashwood Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


1,600 


1998 




Boutwell Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,144 


1894 


1960 


Brand Avenue 


from 


Bridge Lane 


510 


1933 


1943 


Brand Avenue 


from 


Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 


950 


1933 


1943 


Brattle Street 


from 


Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Ave. 


1,066 


1945 




Brentwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to Woodside Avenue 


1,017 


1938 




Bridge Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


455 


1894 




Bridge Lane 


from 


Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 


754 


1894 





1971 



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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Broad Street 


from King Street 


1,377 


1954 


Burlington Avenue 


from Main Street to Burlington Line 


8,588 


1894 


Burnap Street 


from Grove Avenue 


1,145 


1953 


Burnap btreet 


i* ITT* 1 n T» 1 

from Winchell Road 


484 


1945 


Burt Koad 


IT « Ox —X X "L J 'XTT X Ox X 

irom Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 


1,653 


1945 


Butters Kow 


J? TV T Ox X X /^l 1 i O i 1 

from Main Street to Chestnut Street 


3,577 


1894 


Buzzell Drive 


from Draper Drive to Evans Drive 


600 


1971 


Canal Street 


irom Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 


1,505 


1939 


Carolyn Road 


from North Street to Marcia Road 


1,268 


1960 


Carson Avenue 


from Mane Drive to beyond Hathaway Road 


1,017 


1961 


Carter Lane 


^ 01 1 A X 1 1 XT P n A 

from Shawsheen Ave to beyond Norfolk Ave. 


1,411 


1957 


Castle Drive 


i? n 1 * X A 1 i?x X n 1 ■ X A 

irom Burhngton Ave left to Burhngton Ave 


1,325 


1997 


Catherine Avenue 


A xl A X A 1 A 

irom Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,000 


1966 


Cedar Street 


n T> X "D J X TT * Ox X 

irom Burt Road to Harris Street 


687 


1945 


Cedar Crest Road 


i? TT 1 T^ 1 X T I'xl n 1 

from Pinewood Road to Judith Road 


1,100 


1963 


X 1 Ox X 

Central Street 


r i^i 1 Ox X X tijt* in A 

irom Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


552 


1950 


Chandler Road 


irom Adams Street to Kelley Road 


400 


1957 


Chapman Avenue 


J* TT xl T~» 1 1 f*n ■ 1 T\ 1 

from Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 


1,575 


1951 


Charlotte Road 


J? 1 Tl 1x1 1 A 11 

from Gunderson Rd. to beyond Apollo Dr. 


859 


1971 


Chase Road 


from Hathaway Road 


297 


1953 


Cherokee Lane 


from Woburn St easterly thru cul-de-sac 


812 


1999 


/^"L X X Ox X 

Chestnut Street 


J? T~> 1 * X A 1 TTT 1 T • 

from Burlington Avenue to Woburn Line 


11,480 


1894 


Church Street 


£ Ti T * Ox X X TV/r* J Jl A 

from Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 


4,285 


1894 


Clark Street 


£ — _ AT Ox X X /^1_ 1- Ox X 

from Main Street to Church Street 


2,470 


1894 


Clorinda Road 


C A X • T^ 

irom Agostino Drive 


887 


1979 


Colonial Drive 


from Middlesex Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


375 


1997 


Cochrane Road 


£ i. Ox X X ■\17' 1- 1 Tl 1 

irom Forest Street to Wabash Road 


800 


1947 


1 1- • Ox X 

Columbia Street 


£ rw 1 Ox X i_ J n 1 X A 

irom Church St. to beyond Belmont Avenue 


1,150 


1908 


J Ox X 

Concord Street 


£ T7^ J 1 Ox X X XT xl T^ J ' T * 

from Federal Street to North Reading Line 


5,803 


1894 


/~1 _ _ Ox X 

Congress Street 


£ TT^ X Ox X X T^ 1 ■ X T " 

irom l" orest Street to Burhngton Line 


977 


1939 


Cook Avenue 


£ -.—^ Ox X 

irom Main Street 


813 


1946 


Coohdge Road 


£ TT x"l_ T> J 

irom Hathaway Road 


270 


1951 


A 

Corey Avenue 


. Z^-..— .^1 Ox -x X J Ox X 

irom Canal Street to Grand Street 


366 


1951 


Uornell rlace 


from Fordham Road 


747 


1982 


XX Ox X 

Cottage Street 


£ TV T • Ox X 

from Main Street 


927 


1954 


Cottonwood Circle 


from Blueberry Lane thru cul-de-sac 


280 


1998 


Crest Avenue 


from Ayotte Street 


558 


1947 


Ox X 

Cross Street 


irom Main Street to Lowell Street 


697 


1894 


Crystal Road 


irom Woburn Street to end oi cul-de-sac 


895 


1996 


Cunningham St. 


£ O 1 Ox X X T> 1_ * A 

irom Salem Street to Beeching Avenue 


2,447 


1944 


Cushing Drive 


£ ("11 1 A 

irom Shawsheen Avenue 


990 


1993 


Cypress Street 


from Glen Road 


260 


1951 


Dadant Drive 


£ XT xl 1 11 XT jlfli J 

from North Street to North Street 


1,760 


1964 


Davis Road 


from Main Street 


500 


1952 


Dayton Road 


P TT xl T» 1 

from Hathaway Road 


170 


1951 


"FY 11 "TV 

Dell Drive 


J? T~> 1 ■ X A 

irom Burhngton Avenue 


1,794 


1958 


A-.*4->^ 0^«»»x 

Uexter otreet 


from Main Street 


480 


1979 


Dobson Street 


from Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 


1,402 


1954 


Dogwood Lane 


from Blueberry Lane to Ashwood Avenue 


550 


1997 


Dorchester Street 


from Billerica Line 


1,214 


1951 


Dorothy Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1,490 


1960 


Douglas Avenue 


from Palmer Way 


1,017 


1989 


Draper Drive 


from Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 


1,560 


1959 



1946 



1955 
1971 



1971 



1969 



1933 



1952 1953 



1971 



1971 



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STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 


Drur>' Lane 


from 


ulen Koad to bcnool Ibtreet 


633 


1963 




Dublin Avenue 


from 


Main btreet 


500 


1951 




Dunton Road 


from 


Nassau Avenue 


649 


1956 




Eames Street 


from 


Main btreet to Woburn btreet 


3,200 


1894 




tarles now 


from 


Koute oz 


820 


1994 




Edward Road 


from 


Forest Street to beyond Baldwin Rd. 


450 


1947 




Elizabeth Drive 


from 


Butters Row thru cul-de-sac 


1,348 


1999 




Ella Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,043 


1978 




Eilwood Koaa 


from 


r orest btreet 


642 


1968 




Emerson Street 


from 


Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


590 


1951 




Emerald Avenue 


from 


Andover St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 


400 


2000 




Englewood Drive 


from 


Kenwood Drive 


455 


1971 




Evans Drive 


from 


Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


2,071 


1971 




Everett Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham Street 


480 


1979 




rairiielQ Koaa 


from 


Main btreet 


1,299 


1946 




Fairmeadow Road 


from 


Nichols btreet to Nichols btreet 


2,328 


1958 




Fairmont Avenue 


from 


Moiloy Koaa 


952 


1971 




Fairview Avenue 


from 


btate btreet 


648 


1933 




Faneuil Drive 


from 


Mass. Avenue to beyond Harvard Avenue 


790 


1950 




Faulkner Avenue 


from 


ijrlen Koad to Jacobs btreet 


1,946 


1944 


1953 


Faulkner Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Ave northeasterly to dead end 


125 


1999 




r ay btreet 


from 


Glen Road to Garden Avenue 


714 


1938 


1945 


Federal Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5,740 


1894 




Fenway Street 


from 


Rollins Rd to end of cul-de-sac 


375 


2004 




Fer^son Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1,073 


1967 




Fernbanks Road 


from 


Mill Road to end of cul-de-sac 


550 


1996 




rlagstail Koaa 


from 


Nichols Street 


587 


1989 




Fletcher Lane 


from 


Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 


792 


1977 




Floradale Avenue 


from 


Burhngton Avenue 


627 


1970 




Flynn Way 


from 


Federal Street to end of cul-de-sac 


680 


1996 




roley rarm Koaa 


from 


Kilmarnock Street to end of cul-de-sac 


363 


2004 




roranam Koaa 


from 


North Reading Line 


Q 71 A 
0, / 14 






Forest Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,100 


1894 


1976 


Fox Run Drive 


from 


High Street 


975 


1989 




Franklin Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


739 


1978 




Frederick Drive 


from 


baiem btreet 


1,070 


1966 




Freeport Drive 


from 


Park Street to Lucaya Circle 


2,086 


1979 




Lranaali Way 


from 


Glen Road to Agostino Drive 


549 


1979 




Gatehouse Lane 


from 


lowpath Koad 


380 


1994 




uearty otreet 


from 


Ring Avenue 


627 


1989 




(jrlen Koad 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


6,870 


1894 




Lilendale Lircle 


from 


Glen Road to Lawrence Street 


1,304 


1952 




Glenview Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1959 




Gloria Way 


from 


rJroad btreet 


770 


1989 




Gowing Road 


from 


rark btreet to Marcus Koad 


941 


1956 




Grace Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Melody Lane 


2,514 


1966 




Grand Avenue 


from 


Corey Avenue 


815 


1952 




Grant Street 


from 


Federal Street 


780 


1943 




Great Neck Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


536 


1989 




Grove Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Lake Street 


4,147 


1910 




Grove Street 


from 


Reading Line 


120 


1957 




Gunderson Road 


from 


Marie Drive to beyond Evans Drive 


1,506 


1959 


1966 



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STREET 


LOCATION 


LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 


TT 1 ' T 

Hamlm Lane 


T Ox X 

irom Lawrence Street 


540 


1962 






TT C*j. J. 

Hanover Street 


_£* A xl j_ • A 

from Atlantic Avenue 


574 


1988 






Hanson Koad 


irom Woodland Road 


838 


1969 






TT J ■ Ox i 

Hardin Street 


n AIJ'IT^ Ix T 'xl T^ J 

from Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 


428 


1951 






TT—- J Ox-— —x 

Harnden Street 


n Ti /r Ox x x /^l T~> j 

irom Main Street to Glen Road 


600 


1895 






TT 1 J A 

Harold Avenue 


^ Ol 1 A j_ Ti 1 Oi J 

irom Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 


1,312 


1971 






Harris btreet 


X* T~) .1 ■ 1 A 1 /"^ J Ox X 

irom Burhngton Avenue to Cedar Street 


806 


1945 






TT J A 

Harvard Avenue 


t* Ti /r ' Ox XX T> • Ox X 

irom Mam Street to River Street 


430 


1951 






TT x1_ T> J 

Hathaway Koad 


TTT 1 Ox j_ X T^ • 

irom Woburn Street to Evans Drive 


3,270 


1951 


1953 


1959 


Hawthorne Road 


T17_"U —Ox X 

irom Woburn btreet 


230 


1956 






Heather Drive 


T? X TA X XT xl- T> J* T ■ 

from r reeport Drive to North Reading Line 


1,286 


1979 






T T T T~\ _ 

Henry L. Drive 


\-tT 1 Ox X 

irom Woburn Street 


651 


1993 






T T r 11.1. Ox ^ „ i 

High Street 


n TlT'JJl A X \T7 1_ Ox X 

irom Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


3,585 


1894 






Hillside Way 


from Chestnut Street to Burhngton Line 


2,230 


1914 






Hilltop Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1959 






T T „ 1 A 

Hobson Avenue 


£' T>" A X 1. J 1X7* Ox X 

irom Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 


1,560 


1945 


1951 


1952 


Hopkins Street 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3,051 


1894 


1972 


1975 


Houghton Road 


from Kendall Street to Andrew Street 


1,702 


1985 






Industrial Way 


X*,. TT 7 _ "1 Ox _ X J TTT 1 Ox X 

irom Woburn btreet to West btreet 


4,430 


1974 






Isabella Way 


i* \TT X Ox X 

irom West Street 


385 


2001 






Jaquith Road 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


1,398 


1938 


1949 


1951 


Jere Road 


from Fairmeadow Road to Fairmeadow Road 


1,248 


1968 






Jewel Drive 


from Eames Street 


1,303 


1985 






Jones Avenue 


from Glen Road 


717 


1940 






Jonspin Road 


irom Andover Street 


3,800 


1993 






Judith Koad 


C /~1 3 _ _ /~1 1 TT J X T~> 1 J TT 1 

irom Cedar Crest Koad to Birchwood Road 


400 


1953 






Kajin Way 


from Woburn Street 


455 


1989 






Kelley Koad 


from Chandler Road 


923 


1957 






Kendall Street 


irom Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1,420 


1945 






jr 1 A 

Kenwood Avenue 


f* AXT — l Ox J 1 ] T7^ 1 1 T^ 

from Woburn St. to beyond Englewood Dr. 


1,725 


1970 


1971 




Kiernan Avenue 


from LoweU Street to beyond Naples Road 


693 


1958 






Kilmarnock Street 


from West Street to beyond Morgan Road 


1,840 


1894 






TT" Ox X 

King Street 


/* /-^i o J X T> J Ox X 

irom Glen Koad to Broad Street 


2,400 


1940 


1945 




TT" — Ox -.~x Ti^ _ X 

King btreet Ext. 


P 1 TT J 

irom Glen Koad 


487 


1979 






TT" 1 Ox X 

Kirk Street 


^ AT Ox -.X 

irom Main Street 


575 


1951 






T 1 Ox X 

Lake Street 


TV T • Ox X X OT- "L A 

from Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


3,855 


1894 






Lang Street 


from Bancroft Street 


409 


1952 






Laurel Avenue 


from Parker Street to Molloy Road 


659 


1950 






Lawrence Court 


from Lawrence Street 


728 


1956 






Lawrence Street 


i? /^l TJ J X-. OT- J T T^ 

irom Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 


4,013 


1956 






Ledgewood Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 


383 


1959 






T X Ox X 

Lexington Street 


i? '1 Ox X A yr "J TA 

irom Cunningham St. to Mormngside Dr. 


714 


1974 






T '1_ X Ox X 

Liberty Street 


J} Til J 1 Ox X 

irom r ederal Street 


740 


1943 






T * 1 Ox X 

Lincoln Street 


n T7^ J 1 Ox X 

irom Federal Street 


720 


1943 






T * J T> J 

Linda Koad 


TT* 1- Ox X X 1- J T^* *J T> J 

irom High Street to beyond Pineridge Koad 


1,760 


1950 






Lloyd Road 


from Main Street 


1,050 


1951 






Lockwood Road 


from Ballardvale Street 


977 


1957 






Longview Road 


from Middlesex Avenue 


650 


1959 






Lorin Drive 


from Swain Road 


560 


1992 






Loumac Road 


from Drury Lane 


510 


1963 







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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Lowell Street 
Lowell St. Park 
Lucava Circle 



from Main Street to Reading Line 
from Lowell Street 

from Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 



10,152 
580 
2,469 



1894 
1908 
1979 



1978 
1957 



1958 



Mackey Road 


from 


Federal Street 


OCA 


194o 


Magazine Road 


from 


Wisser Street 




1 0*70 

19 /o 


Magazine Street 


from 


Taplin Avenue 


lyu 


iy /o 


Main Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to Woburn Line 


O 1 Q QT 


ioy4 


Manning Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Moore Street 


Q'7r> 

y /u 


ZUUZ 


Marcia Road 


from 


North Street to beyond Carolyn Rd. 


Z,oUb 


1 QCO 


Marcus Road 


from 


Gowing Road 




iyoo 


Marie Drive 


from 


Woburn St. to beyond Gunderson Road 




iDDl 


Marion Street 


from 


Burlington Ave. to beyond Clifton St. 


1 one 
i,o /O 




Marion Street 


from 


Marion St. westerly to Marion St. 


if 10 


lyyo 


Marion Street 


from 


Marion St. southeasterly to Marion St. 


1 1 QQ 
1,100 


zuuu 


Marion Street 


from 


Marion St. southerly an additional 


ifOxj 


ZUUl 


Marjorie Road 


from 


Main Street 




lyoi 


Massachusetts Ave. from Main Street to beyond Brattle St. 


OiU 


iy40 


McDonald Road 


from 


Salem Street 


Z,oZl 


1 QA A 


Meadow Lane 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


OD'* 


iyo / 


Meadow Lane 


from 


Meadow Lane thru cul-de-sac 


1 1 
110 


1 QQ7 

lyy / 


Melody Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 




1 Qfifi 

J. Z/\J\J 


Meadow Brook Rd. 


from 


Factory Rd. southeasterly 


204 


2001 


Middlesex Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Salem Street 


12,140 


1894 


Miles Street 


from 


Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 


Miller Road 


from 


Glen Road 


638 


1945 


Molloy Road 


from 


Lowell Street 


988 


2001 


Moore Street 


from 


Shawsheen Ave to beyond Wedgewood Ave 


1,528 


1967 


Moore Street 


from 


Existing Moore Street 


630 


2001 


Morgan Road 


from 


Kilmarnock Street 


653 


1977 


Morningside Drive 


from 


Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 


693 


1974 


Morse Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 


1,360 


1939 


Mystic Avenue 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


1,298 


1908 



Nassau Avenue 
Nathan Road 
Navajo Drive 
Nelson Way 
Nichols Street 
Nickerson Avenue 
Norfolk Avenue 
North Street 
N. Washington Ave. 
Nottingham Drive 
Nunn Road 



from Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 
from Senpek Road 

from Chestnut Street thru cul-de-sac 
from High Street thru cul-de-sac 
from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 
from West Street 

from Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 
from Middlesex Avenue to Marcia Road 
from Agostino Drive 
from Stonehedge Drive thru cul-de-sac 
from Kelley Road 



1,566 

1,057 
585 
800 

3,801 
953 
537 

3,515 
858 
480 
214 



1946 
1971 
2006 
2002 
1894 
1947 
1954 
1945 
1979 
1997 
1965 



Oak Street 


from 


Salem Street 


355 


1951 


Oakdale Road 


from 


Short Street to Judith Road 


2,301 


1950 


Oakridge Circle 


from 


Gowing Road to Gowing Road 


1,730 


1958 


Oakwood Road 


from 


Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 


800 


1946 


Olson Street 


from 


Church Street 


122 


1957 


Oxbow Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


1,751 


1994 



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STREET 


LOCATION 


LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 


Palmer Way 


from Middlesex Avenue 


1,437 


1989 




Park Street 


from Woburn Street to No. Reading Line 


4,180 


1895 




Parker Street 


from Lowell Street to Blackstone Street 


2,000 


1919 




Patches Pond Lane 


from Chestnut Street to a dead end 


1,185 


1990 




Patricia Circle 


from Dell Drive 


595 


1958 




Pershing Street 


from Federal Street 


720 


1943 




Phillips Avenue 


from Wild Avenue to beyond Baker Street 


1,519 


1946 


1954 1981 


Pilcher Drive 


from the end of Gearty Street 


410 


1989 




Pilling Road 


from Hathaway Road 


954 


1959 




Pine Avenue 


from Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 




Pineridge Road 


from North Street to Linda Road 


914 


1960 




Pineview Road 


from Cobalt Street to Adelman Road 


450 


1953 




Pinewood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive to Oakdale Road 


1,364 


1954 




Pleasant Road 


from Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 


750 


1962 




Powder House Cir. 


from Middlesex Avenue 


710 


1954 




Presidential Dr. 


from Boutwell Street 


826 


1977 




Presidential Dr. 


from Presidential Drive thru cul-de-sac 


768 


1998 




Progress Way 


from Industrial Way 


630 


1974 




Quail Run 


from Woburn Street 


500 


1992 




Radcliff Road 


from South Street to Benson Road 


355 


1971 




Railroad Avenue 


from Clark Street 


650 


1909 




Reading Avenue 


from Oakwood Road 


215 


1979 




Reading Avenue 


from Faulkner Ave northwesterly to dead-end 


160 


1997 




Redwood Terrace 


from Kenwood Avenue 


645 


1970 




Reed Street 


from Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Harold Ave. 


1,090 


1971 




Research Drive 


from Ballardvale Street 


1,817 


1989 




Richmond Street 


from Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


1,800 


1973 




Ridge Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1956 




Ring Avenue 


from Salem Street to Biggar Avenue 


1,150 


1975 




River Street 


from Massachusetts Avenue to Harvard Ave. 


453 


1962 




Roberts Road 


from Burlington Ave. to Burlington Ave. 


1,861 


1967 




Rollins Road 


from Marion Street to Fenway Street 


200 


1954 




Roosevelt Road 


from Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1,980 


1946 




Route 62 


from Middlesex Avenue to Salem Street 


3,343 


1958 




Royal Street 


from Salem Street 


1,043 


1951 




Sachem Circle 


from Elizabeth Drive thru cul-de-sac 


520 


2005 




Salem Street 


from Tewksbtiry Line to beyond Ballardvale Street 


8,895 


1894 




Salem Street 


from No. Reading Line to beyond Woburn St. 


6,475 


1894 




Sarafina's Way 


from Hopkins St. thru cul-de-sac 


450 


1995 




Scaltrito Drive 


from Salem Street 


785 


1974 




School Street 


from Middlesex Ave. to beyond Drury Lane 


1,139 


1915 


1963 


Seneca Lane 


from Tacoma Drive to Tacoma Drive 


1,065 


2002 




Seneca Lane 


from Tacoma Drive to end of cul-de-sac 


530 


2004 




Senpek Road 


from Wildwood Street to Nathan Road 


280 


1971 




Serenoa Lane 


from Woburn St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 


600 


1999 




Sewell Road 


from Hathaway Road 


300 


1955 




Shady Lane Drive 


from Middlesex Ave. to Lawrence Street 


2,904 


1950 


1958 


Shawsheen Avenue 


from beyond Richmond St. to Billerica Ln. 


11,845 


1894 




Sherburn Place 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


723 


1975 




Sheridan Road 


from Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 


1,021 


1951 


1971 


Sherwood Road 


from Forest Street to Cochrane Road 


445 


1971 




Silver Lake Ave. 


from Lake Street to Dexter Street 


455 


1954 





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STREET 


LOCATION 


Somerset Place 


from Mystic Avenue easterly thru cul-de-sac 


Sparhawk Drive 


from Park Street to Heather Drive 


Sprucewood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive 


State Street 


from Belmont Avenue to Fairview Avenue 


Stonehedge Drive 


from Castle Dr. northerly thru cul-de-sac 


Strout Avenue 


from LoweU Street 


Suncrest Avenue 


from West Street to Ledgewood Road 


Swain Road 


from Burungton Avenue to Forest Street 


Taft Road 


from Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


Taplin Avenue 


from Wisser Street 


Taplin Avenue 


from Baker Street 


Temple Street 


from Church Street 


Thrush Road 


from Salem Street to Mane Drive 


Thurston Avenue 


from Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 


Tomahawk Drive 


from Aldrich Road 


Towpath Drive 


from lowpath Drive to a dead end 


Towpath Drive 


from Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive to Butters Row 


Tracy Circle 


from Woburn Street 


Truman Road 


from Hathaway Road 


Unnamed Street 


from Salem Street to Andover Street 


Upton Court 


from Andover Street 


Valyn Lane 


from Salem Street 


Veranda Avenue 


from Main Street 


Virginia Road 


t* XT n 1 • T * A XT Tl 1 ' T ' 

from No. Reading Line to No. Reading Line 


Wakefield Avenue 


p n 1 • 1 Oi 1 1 1 1 1 1 

from Buckingham St. easterly to dead end 


Walker Street 


from Main Street 


Warren Road 


/* ITT' 1 1 1 1 m 11 T ' 

from Wightman Road to 1 ewksbury Line 


Washington Avenue 


from Clark Street to Stone Street 


Webber Street 


from Burlington Avenue 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from Moore Street 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from Wedgewood Ave. southeast thru cul-de-sac 


West Street 


from Woburn Street to Reading Line 


Westdale Avenue 


from West Street 


Wicks Circle 


from Everett Avenue 


Wightman Road 


from Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


Wild Avenue 


from Grove Avenue 


Wildwood Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


Williams Avenue 


from Main Street 


Wilson Street 


from Federal Street 


Wilton Drive 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


Winchell Road 


from Grove Avenue to Burnap Street 


Wing Road 


from Woburn Street 


Wisser Street 


from Main Street to Brand Avenue 


Woburn Street 


from Andover Street to Woburn Line 


Woodland Road 


from Lowell Street 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 

878 2000 

361 1979 

690 1952 

315 1933 

1,400 1997 

908 1955 

1,246 1954 

2,290 1922 1929 

1,986 1938 

461 1946 

900 1946 

214 1911 

400 1961 

623 1907 

575 1989 

463 1990 

914 1990 

870 1993 

886 1996 

675 1992 

300 1953 

470 1958 

500 1894 

608 1989 

847 1916 

1,105 1954 

355 1999 

423 1958 

97 1954 

1,650 1920 

677 1969 

476 1967 

75 1997 

8,372 1894 1978 

1,211 1942 

533 1971 

239 1954 

1,050 1910 

5,290 1894 

706 1940 

760 1943 

1,151 1966 

193 1945 

746 1958 

1,146 1950 

23,122 1894 1978 

1,174 1969 



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658-4531 




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657-3887 




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658-3675 




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658-4531 




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657-7595 




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658-4499 




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658-3346 


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658-4298 




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658-8531 




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658-2967 






657-4625 


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658-4298 




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658-8238 




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658-4531 




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ceo C A*? 1 

b5o-oU71 






9-1-1 


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657-8368 


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658-3017 




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658-4481 




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658-4270 




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694-6000 




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658-3311 




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658-2030 




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658-3311 






694-1417 


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658-3531 




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658-2809 




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694-2040 




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658-4711 






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888- 633-4266 




Keyspan 


800- 548-8000 




Mosquito Control 


508- 393-3055 




Reading Light Dept. 


781- 944-1340 




Transitional Services 


800- 249-2007 





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